An East Lancashire firefighter has become a YouTube sensation by reading bedtime stories for children, straight from the fire station.

Lee Clough, who is part of Burnley's White Watch crew, read the first bedtime story for children across the county on Wednesday night.

Sitting in the pump bay at Burnley Fire Station (where the fire engines are usually kept), FF Clough read No Dragons for Tea by Jean E. Pendziwol and Martine Gourbault.

Lancashire Telegraph: FF Lee Clough reads a bedtime story to children, from Burnley Fire Station FF Lee Clough reads a bedtime story to children, from Burnley Fire Station

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "For children, the day that they get a visit from firefighters at school is a memorable one.

"Not only do they get to see a fire engine, they come face-to-face with their heroes and learn all about fire safety.

"Unfortunately the coronavirus has put a stop to these visits so Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service have decided to do something a little different.

"Firefighter Clough (a familiar and friendly face to the children of Burnley) will kick things off with a bedtime story which will go on our social media accounts on Wednesday April 22 at 7.10pm."

For anyone who missed the video, it has been posted on the Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service website, and is available through their Twitter account too.

The spokesperson added: "We’ve then got more fun and games planned with FF Clough so watch this space."

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Cloughy's Bedtime Stories can be viewed on the Lancashire Fire YouTube channel.