Emergency services rushed to tackle a blaze at The Stork Inn in Conder Green at 5.21am this morning (January 28).
Ten fire engines and an aerial ladder were sent to the tackle the blaze, and images from the scene show the extent of the damage.
When crews arrived, they described the building as being 'well alight'
Copyright: jpimedia Plumes of thick black smoke filled the surrounding area as a result of the fire.
Copyright: Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service Firefighters used four breathing apparatus, two hose reels and two jets to extinguish the fire.
Copyright: jpimedia Pictures taken by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Services drone operator, Chris Rainford, show the roof of the building engulfed in flames. Copyright: Chris Rainford Drone images show the extent of the damage.
Copyright: Chris Rainford Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service urged motorists to avoid the area due to road closures which were put in place by police while the fire was extinguished.
Copyright: jpimedia The building was reportedly alight for three to four hours.