A plaque will be unveiled later in memory of the man who invented popular drink Vimto.
John Noel Nichols was born in 1883 and attended Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School in blackburn.
His grandson who also went to the school will unveil the plaque
The fire broke out during a national fire strike but Lancashire Fire and Rescue say 40 firefighters turned out and they were ready to cope. The strike action is now over ahead of Bonfire night tomorrow night.
This aerial footage gathered by the Granada Reports drone reveals the extent of the destruction caused by a huge blaze at a warehouse in Blackburn.
Officers remain at the scene of a huge fire in Blackburn. The building is thought to be a tyre recycling business. Investigations into the cause are still going on.
John Taylor from Lancashire Fire and Rescue told Granada Reports that the scale and intensity of the blaze that started at a Blackburn mill last night meant the fire was treated as a "Major incident".
Fire and Rescue services throughout the country have been on a four day strike in the run up to Bonfire night in a row over pensions.
8 fire engines and specialist appliances are dealing with a large mill fire on Birley Street, Blackburn. http://t.co/L6lAaS1RRY
Footage courtesy of Ibrahim Qadri - it shows the huge cordon around the fire on Birley Street, Blackburn.