12.10pm: Fire update

Fire in the shops on Chorley High Street
Fire in the shops on Chorley High Street

Demolition crews are set to start work on two fire-hit Chorley businesses.

The fire, which is believed to have started in the Amalfi restaurant, has closed off Cleveland Street and High Street.

Nearby Cash Converters has also been heavily damaged and demolition crews are set to start taking the buildings down.

Fire crews are also on standby in case the blaze reignites.

The Post Office on High Street as well as estate agents Bridgfords remain closed.

The fire started at around 3.58am this morning (Thursday) and flats above the restaurant were evacuated while crews battled the flames.

It was extinguished by 8.30am.

Have you been affected? Call 01257 264911 or email your pictures to charlotte.wareing@lep.co.uk