Two people have died in a fire at a working men's club in Morecambe. Police in Lancashire have now launched an investigation into what happened. The men were rescued from the fire at the Gordon Working Men's Club on Springfield Street but died a short time later.Lancashire Police said they are in the process of contacting next of kin.

Together with our colleagues at the fire service we are now in the process of trying to establish the cause of the fire and those enquiries are ongoing. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the community for their understanding and support while we and our partners from the fire service and ambulance service dealt with this tragic incident and to ask for anyone with information to get in touch with us.

Inspector Abi Finch Hall, Lancashire Police