It was a busy weekend for fire crews across East Lancashire as they were sent to tackle a number of incidents, including garage fires, animal rescues and car fires.

At 1.30am on Monday, two fire engines from Darwen extinguished a fire at a domestic property on Harwood Street in the town.

A spokesperson from the fire service said: "The fire involved an outbuilding and was well alight when firefighters arrived.

"Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the fire and were in attendance around one hour."

On Sunday morning at around 11 o'clock, two fire engines from Nelson and Burnley as well as the Urban Search and Rescue team had to help a horse that had become stuck.

The incident was on Barrowford Road in Fence and firefighters liaised with a vet and worked to get the horse back upright.

The spokesperson added: "Crews used a spreader bar and harness and were in attendance around one hour and thirty minutes."

Also on Sunday, firefighters in Rawtenstall were called to a blaze on Colldale Terrace in Haslingden.

The fire was reported at around 2pm and involved an outbuilding, approximately 3m by 2m and a log burner.

The spokesperson continued: "Firefighters tackled the fire using a hose reel and two dealt saws.

"They also used a thermal imaging camera to check that there was no fire spread.

"They were in attendance around one hour and ten minutes."

Over in the west of the county, three fire crews from Fulwood, Garstang and Lancaster tackled a vehicle fire on the M6 northbound close to junction 32.

The fire happened at about 9.30 on Sunday evening and involved a van on the hard shoulder.

Crews extinguished the fire using breathing apparatus, a hose reel and thermal imaging camera and remained at the scene for about an hour.

And at around 5.30pm on Saturday, crews from Hyndburn tackled a garage fire at a house on Alma Street in Clayton le Moors.

On arrival firefighters found the fire involved some loose waste inside the garage.

Crews extinguished the fire using one hose reel.