A section of Blackpool promenade has been closed after part of a building collapsed.
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A safety cordon has been placed around the building on Springfield Road at the junction with the promenade…
Fire crews and police also helped with a small number of evacuations of people in adjoining properties.
The tram service has been closed and traffic for the illuminations has been disrupted.
A Blackpool Council spokesman said: “A building has collapsed on the Springfield Road/Promenade junction.
“Please avoid the area if at all possible. Diversions will be in place.”