Towngate fire: Pictures show last night's huge blaze and the aftermath this morning as fire destroys Leyland shop

Firefighters were still at the scene this morning (Thursday, May 20) following a huge blaze at a shop in Towngate Leyland during the early hours.

Thursday, 20th May 2021, 8:21 am
Updated Thursday, 20th May 2021, 8:26 am
Fire crews have been tackling a blaze at a shop in Leyland overnight.

Eight fire engines attended the incident, which started shortly after midnight this morning.

The road was immediately closed and residents were warned to keep their window and doors shut.

These were the scenes last night and this morning as firefighters dealt with the fire.

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Residents captured the blaze on video.
Firefighters tackling the inferno.
Crew begin to bring the fire under control.
Fire crews are still at the scene this morning.
What remains of the shop this morning.
The road is expected to remain closed for several hours this morning.
Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service say the cause of is under investigation alongside Lancashire Police.