Arson probe after shed fire spreads to flat

Firefighters attdned RTC in Sutton

Firefighters attdned RTC in Sutton

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Police and fire officers are investigating after a blaze in a shed spread to the door of a flat.

Fire crews were called to the maisonette in Heywood Road in Savick, Preston at around 7.30am today.

They discovered a shed well alight, with flames having reached nearby accommodation.

A fire brigade spokesman said the fire was believed to have been started deliberately. As a result the police were informed.

Firefighters used a hosereel to put the blaze out annd used a thermal imaging camera to check for smouldering hot spots. No-one was injured.