Police investigate arson outside Preston flats

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Police are investigating the cause of a fire near flats in Preston.

Two crews from Preston Fire Station were called to the incident in Edale Court, Deepdale, around 4.30am this morning.

A mattress is believed to have been set on fire on an outside staircase.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue said: “There was severe fire damage to a mattress and some heat and smoke damage to the staircase. The fire is believed to have been started deliberately and will now be investigated by police.”