'Serious fire' closes road

A 'serious fire' has closed a Lancashire street in both directions - forcing a detour.

Saturday, 3rd December 2016, 10:37 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 4:18 pm
A 'serious fire' has closed a road in Ribchester

Church Street in Ribchester is closed towards Lower Road after the fire started at around 9am this morning.

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Signs are placed around the local area to show details of the detour, with the road expected to be closed until this evening, Lancashire Fire Service says.

A spokesman said: "Traffic is coping well in the area but there will be a detour in place for most of today."

More details coming soon on cause and extent of the fire.