A road was blocked off for around three hours while emergency services dealt with a fire at the back of a house.

Around 3.20pm on Wednesday, firefighters from Blackburn and Darwen were called to reports of a house fire on Hazel Avenue in Darwen.

On arrival, crews found there to be two outbuildings at the rear of the house that were well alight.

A spokesperson for the fire service said: "Four firefighters wore breathing apparatus and used two hose reels to extinguish the fire and a ventilation unit in order to clear the smoke.

"Fire crews were in attendance approximately two hours."