FIREFIGHTERS from across Lancashire were called in to tackle a blaze in Station Road, Blackpool.
Eight pumps were sent to tackle the blaze in the basement of the building.
Firefighters were called at 8:25am on Friday after reports of smoking pouring out of a top floor flat.
There were fears that a number of people were inside the building, which is split into flats.
However, Lancashire Fire & Rescue confirmed that the building was empty after a full search.
Station Road, between Lytham Road and Bond Street was closed and was expected to re-open later today.