FIRE crews have been called out twice in a Ribble Valley town today to commercial fires.

The first fire broke out this morning at a Clitheroe substation on a commercial site on West Bradford Road at about 6am this morning.

Crews were on the scene for over four hours and the fire service have said they are not aware of any power outages caused by the blaze.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Four fire engines from Clitheroe, Hyndburn and Padiham were called to a commercial building fire on West Bradford Road, Clitheroe.

"The fire involved an electrical substation and crews used two breathing apparatus and one hose reel to extinguish the fire."

Later in the day at about 2.30pm, two fire engine attended an outbuilding bin fire on Railway View Avenue.

In regards to the second incident, a spokesperson for the fire service said: "At 2:35pm, two fire engines from Clitheroe Fire Station attended an incident on Railway View Avenue, Clitheroe.

"The fire involved a bin inside a public outbuilding. Firefighters used two breathing apparatus, tactical ventilation unit and one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Crews were engaged for 30 minutes."