Firefighters worked overnight on Monday to ensure a blaze in a derelict mill could be brought under control.

At around 7pm, residents living close to Oswaldtwistle Mills said they could see smoke coming from a building just off Rhyddings Street.

Images and footage provided by a Lancashire Telegraph Camera Club member show the smoke escaping from the roof of the building, which they said was "well alight", before fire crews attended to tackle the blaze.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "We were called around 6.50pm to a fire in a derelict mill building.

"On arrival we found bales of waste on fire within the mill.

"Luckily, because of the size of the building, the structure wasn't affected and the fire was contained to the bales of waste."

The Camera Club member said: "The building was well-alight and the fire could be seen coming out of the roof of one of the buildings.

"It's an old mill building and I think it's derelict because of all the holes in the roof.


"I was talking to one man and he said that it was coming out of both sides of the building.

"It's a real a shame to see a building like that on fire."

Four fire engines attended the incident, including the stinger from Blackburn fire station.

Crews managed to get the blaze under control by around 10.30pm but firefighters remained at the scene until 2am on Tuesday to ensure there was no further spread.

Subsequent checks on the building were carried out at 7am.

No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation.