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A city centre nightclub had to be evacuated after problems with a DJ’s smoke machine.

Hundreds of late night revellers had to be cleared out of Evoque in Preston when clouds of smoke triggered the club’s fire alarm.

Firecrews raced to the scene at around 2am on Sunday and checked out the building before giving the all-clear.

“It appears some smoke got into another room and was picked up by a sensor, triggering the alarm,” said a fire brigade spokesman.

“There were quite a lot of people outside on the street when we arrived. The club did the right thing and got everyone out as a precaution.”