Firefighters have issued a warning over the dangers of malicious phone calls following an incident in the town centre last night.
A crew from Hyndburn were called to Broadway in Accrington just after 11pm on Wednesday, October 22 to reports of a car fire.
However when they arrived they found nothing there.
Watch manager Alistair Cameron said: “There could have been a real incident in another part of our area and the dangers of malicious phone calls could be severe.
“It will take an appliance longer to get to a real incident and could potentially put people's lives at risk.”