A town centre pub has been forced to close after a fire at a neighbouring clothing shop.
Two fire engines from Hyndburn and one from Burnley were called to Church Street in Accrington after a fire broke out at Alisha’s Fashions.
The incident happened at around 1.30pm and the cause is believed to be accidental and caused by an electrical fault.
The Wetherspoons Commercial Hotel has been forced to close due to smoke coming in from the clothes shop.
A notice was pinned to the front door earlier this afternoon saying ‘closed until further notice’ and windows were left open to ventilate the building.
Bosses have now confirmed that the pub is due to re-open today at 5.30pm.
Eddie Gershon, a spokesperson for Wetherspoons, said: "There was no damage from the fire but there was some smoke that got into the pub.
"The fire brigade came in and gave us some fans to clear the smoke out.
"The plan is to re-open today at about 5.30pm."
Firefighters remained at the scene for nearly three hours and road closures were put in place by police.
Lancashire Police confirmed they were called to the scene at 1.30pm.
A spokesperson said a full road closure has been put along Church Street from Blackburn Road near the Market Hall to Holme Street.
John Taylor, of the Lancashire Fire and rescue Service, said: “There was a fire at the premises and smoke was seen pouring out of the building.
“Firefighters equipped with breathing apparatus extinguished the fire using hosereel jets.
“The people inside at the time managed to get out without injury and there were no casualties."
A Hyndburn Firestation spokesperson said: "The smoke was that intense it smoke-logged the Commercial Hotel which had to be evacuated and is temporarily closed while cleaning up takes place.
"The fabric shop that was involved in the fire was badly affected by fire and smoke.
"The fire is still being investigated but is thought to have been an electrical fault."