Six fire engines, an aerial ladder platform, a water tower and a high volume pump have been called to a huge fire at a farm.

The fire service were called at 9.32am on Wednesday after smoke and flames could be seen rising from the farm building in the Pig Hill area of Great Mitton in the Ribble Valley.

Crews arrived at the scene and immediately called for further assistance.

There are now a total of nine fire appliances at the incident, which is believed to involve a large amount of straw inside a farm building, known locally as '30 Acre Farm'.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "The report came into us at 9.32am, saying straw was on fire in a building near Pig Hill in Great Mitton.

"As soon as the first crews arrived they increased the attendance to six appliances, an aerial ladder platform and the water tower/stinger.

"The high volume pump has also been requested."

A passer-by in the area said: "The farm settlement is very isolated so the only potential danger is to the farmhouse and other farm buildings.

"The fire brigade seem to be containing the fire to the large barn itself.

"It is very advanced and the barn will probably be lost and it appeared to be full of silage and hay."

The incident is currently ongoing.

So far, no injuries have been reported, and the extent of the damage is not yet known.

Updates to follow.