Firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the former Accrington Conservative Club, an hour before the Queen was due to pass close to the building on her way into the town.
Smoke was seen billowing from the derelict building on Paradise Street, which used to be Churchill's nightclub, shortly after 2pm.
See video of the fire below ...
</p> <p>Soon after the same crews were called to Barnes Warehouse on Church Street, but it turned out to be a false alarm. </p>