A huge blaze ripped through a commercial car garage in Lancaster yesterday.
The fire at the garage on Bowerham Road, resulted in a small number of people being evacuated from their homes because of smoke billowing from the scene.
The inferno at the Parkfield Garage broke out around 4pm, spreading quickly to adjacent properties.
At the height of the fire six fire engines and around 40 firefighters were in attendance.
The fire - which left the garage completely destroyed - spread to what is understood to be a charity shop and convenience store.
Firefighters brought the fire under control using an aerial ladder platform and hose reels whilst wearing breathing apparatus.
Crews used more than 60,000 litres of water to bring the fire in the garage, which is approximately 30 metres by 15 metres, under control.
Smoke from the blaze could be seen right across the city.
Bowerham Road was closed in both directions whilst crews dealt with the fire.
Fire-fighters remained in attendance hours after the blaze first started.
It is not yet known what started the fire.
Meanwhile in Morecambe crews were faced with a blaze in a block of flats.
Firefighters were called to the block on Claremont Road, Morecambe just after 5.15pm.
The fire spread from one flat on the third floor to the adjacent flats and then into the roof space.
When crews arrived at the flat it was already well alight.
Firefighters used breathing apparatus, water jets and an aerial ladder platform to bring it under control.
A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said that the both of the fires will be subject to a full investigation to establish the causes.
The investigations are likely to take place at some time today, when the scenes of both of the fires are safe and both are fully extinguished.
The fire service spokesman added: “No one is believed to have been injured at either of these incidents and the causes of both fires is still unknown.”