Fire crews tackled a blaze at a home in Blackburn.

The fire broke out at a house on St James Road, which was empty at the time, and a video showed flames coming out of an upstairs window of the terraced property.

Photos showed at least two engines in attendance and a second photo shows a firefighter running into the property.

The Fire Service said the incident involved the first floor of a domestic property. Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, one hose reel jet and two positive pressure ventilation units to bring the fire under control.

Crews were in attendance for approximately two hours. Adjoining properties were affected with minor damage.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

A witness to the blaze told the Lancashire Telegraph that the fire began in an upstairs room and as it got worse, a window exploded.

The witness also said that crews arrived on the scene at about 6.50pm.

Police closed St James Road from Shear Brow to St James Place in Blackburn due to the fire and are asking people to take care if travelling in the area.

In February, a devastating house fire broke out on the same road leaving a family of 14, including a new-born, homeless.

Read more: Blackburn family-of-14 made homeless by devastating fire