Four fire engines and an aerial ladder platform have rushed to a house fire this morning.

Crews were called at around 7.50am and are still in attendance at the incident on Eliza Street in Burnley.

Initially, the incident was called in as a 'persons reported' fire, but on arrival, crews discovered that the resident of the property had already vacated the building.

The fire is thought to be contained to the ground and first floor of the house, but a fire service spokesperson said neighbouring homes had been evacuated as a precaution.

The spokesperson said: "Police have evacuated the full row of terraced houses while the fire service deal with the incident.

"Six breathing apparatus teams have been sent to the fire.

"No injuries have been reported, and at this moment in time the incident is still ongoing."

The fire service drone has also been deployed to assess the damage from above. 

Posting on Twitter, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "We currently have four fire engines and an aerial ladder platform at a house fire on Eliza Street in Burnley.

"The fire is under control however a small number of properties have been evacuated due to the smoke and there are road closures in place."

The ambulance is also in attendance. 

Todmorden Road has been closed in both ways from Belvedere Road to Lyndhurst Road.

Traffic is building and delays are expected.