Lancashire

Homes evacuated following mill fire in Burscough

Burscough Mill fire
Image caption More than 60 firefighters have been dealing with the blaze

Some 100 homes were evacuated as more than 60 firefighters dealt with a large fire at an empty mill in west Lancashire.

The fire broke out at Burscough Mill on Mill Lane in Burscough at about 03:00 GMT, but is now out, Lancashire Fire and Rescue said.

Residents had been moved to a nearby supermarket and a leisure centre.

Mill Lane was closed in both directions between the A59 Liverpool Road North junction and the B5241 Junction Road.

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