Preston car blaze was started 'deliberately'

A car was 'deliberately' set on fire in Ingot

A car was 'deliberately' set on fire in Ingot

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An arson investigation is underway after a car was 'deliberately' set on fire in Preston.

Firefighters were called to put out the flames on Thistlecroft, in Ingol, at around 1.30am on Sunday.

A hosereel was used to tackle the fire and police were informed.

A Lancashire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: "It wasn't a serious fire but we are treating it as deliberate.

"We were at the scene for around an hour. The police are investigating."

It follows a number of suspected arson attacks around Lancashire over the weekend.

Shortly after midnight on Sunday, crews from Preston were called to assist with a fire at a disused school building in Darwen. It is thought the fire, which took six crews to get under control, may have been started deliberately.

On Saturday, firefighters were called out to another car fire in Lancaster, which is also being investigated by police.