The fire service has issued a warning to people parking their cars close to fire stations, blocking access for emergency service vehicles.

On Tuesday, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service highlighted careless parking which had been observed outside Clitheroe Fire Station.

The car, pictured, was parked on the kerb, and left in front of the fire station, blocking the access to the station's car park.

Had it been left for a lengthy period of time it could have delayed firefighters from responding to an incident.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Please be mindful of access for emergency services when parking your vehicle.

"This car was left obstructing access to Clitheroe Fire Station's car park.

"This could potentially have delayed on-call firefighters from responding to a call-out."

Lancashire Telegraph: