Lancashire Police have released a statement following the collapse of a house in Blackburn on Sunday evening.

Emergency services were called just before 8pm to a property in London Road. 

Video and photographs showed a scene of devastation of a collapsed house which resulted in nearby families being evacuated. 

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A spokesperson for Lancashire Police said: "We were called at shortly before 8pm this evening (Sunday) to a report of a house collapse at an address on London Road and emergency services including police, fire and ambulance were quickly on the scene.

"One man was rescued from the property by firefighters and taken to hospital by ambulance. His injuries are not at this time thought to be life threatening. He is believed to be the only casualty.

"A number of nearby properties were evacuated, and a rest centre set up at the Noorani Education Centre on Hartley Street and we are really grateful to them for their support.

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"A number of road closures remain in place and emergency services remain at the scene.

"We would ask people to avoid the area if they can.

"The cause of the incident remains under investigation."