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.
Manchester Fire crews are to strike for four days in the run up to Bonfire Night.
Manchester Evening News reports that fire crews will walk out at 6pm on October 31 and not return until 6pm on November 4.
The move comes after a three-year dispute over pensions.
Firefighters are incandescent following two months of negotiations which have led to no new proposals.
Firefighters will not stand by and see our members’ pension rights destroyed by a government which does not give a damn about the safety or wellbeing of firefighters or the long term.
Angela Rayner - a care worker and Unison regional convenor for the North West joined Elaine Willcox tonight in the Granada Reports studio:-