TWO fire crews were called to a house in Blackburn this morning.

The blaze at the mid-terraced property on Nuttall Street has seen severe fire damage caused to the property. Smoke also affected neighbouring homes.

The occupants of the house were said to be out of the property when fire crews arrived at 8.30am.

Ten firefighters battled to extinguish flames with a hose reel and the cause of the fire begin is being investigated today.