A major Blackpool road has been closed off due to a gas leak.
Police and fire crews were called to Dickson Road at around 1.30pm to reports that a wall had collapsed inside a property, rupturing a gas pipe.
Five fire engines, along with the urban search and rescue team from Chorley, are currently on the scene.
A 50m safety cordon has been set up around the end terrace house, where a cellar wall is thought to have collapsed and damaged a pipe.
Police are managing traffic from Gynn Square to Warley Road.
A spokesman from Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: “We have not yet been into the building as we were waiting for gas company engineers to arrive.
“They have been in and taken gas readings and as a result we have put a 50m exclusion zone around the building.”
He added that evacuations of neighbouring properties were likely to be necessary.