EIGHT crews battled a large fire in a derelict mill overnight.

Reports were made about the blaze, on Standish Street in Chorley at around 2am on Sunday.

Crews from across Lancashire and Manchester attended, along with the police and ambulance service.

Incident Commander Kirsty McCreesh confirmed the fire had started on the 4th floor of the building, spreading to the 3rd and 6th.

The incident is now under control and no injuries have been reported – though a full search of the building is not yet complete.

A spokesman said: “We were called this morning to a fire involving a derelict mill on Standish Street, Chorley.

“We had eight fire engines and an aerial ladder platform at the height of the incident. No injuries have been reported so far and the cause of the fire is under investigation.”