Two men have died in a fire at a working men’s club in Lancashire.
The men were rescued from Gordon Working Men’s Club on Springfield Street, Morecambe but died a short time later, police said.
Ten fire engines, including appliances from Cumbria, two helicopters and three road ambulances, were called after the blaze broke out at 14:45 BST.
An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way, Lancashire Police said.
Firefighters would remain at the scene overnight, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said.
One eyewitness, who did not want to be named, said she was in The Cavern pub opposite the club when the fire broke out.
“Next minute there’s smoke coming in through the main window, coming through the door,” she said.
“People were running everywhere.”