FIREFIGHTERS in Burnley spent over five hours tackling a blaze in Burnley town centre.

Crews were called at about 8.40am yesterday to St. James Street in the town to a fire in a shop.

Four engines were needed, two from Burnley, one from Nelson and one from Padiham and they also used thermal imaging camera and an aerial ladder platform from Hyndburn.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "At 08:42 on 8th November, two fire engines from Burnley, one from Padiham, one from Nelson, and one fire engine and one aerial ladder platform from Hyndburn all attended a commercial building fire on St. James Street, Burnley.

"Firefighters used two hose reel jets, six breathing apparatus, two positive pressure ventilation units, a thermal imaging camera and a triple extension ladder to bring the fire under control.

"Crews were in attendance for approximately five hours and fifteen minutes."

No casualties have been reported as a result of the blaze.