Arson investigation launched after car fire in Chorley

An investigation has been launched into a suspected arson attack on a car in Chorley, say fire services.

Monday, 12th June 2017, 9:34 am
Updated Tuesday, 13th June 2017, 3:29 pm
Crews were called to a suspicious car fire in Chorley

A crew from Chorley was called to attend a car that was "well alight" on Coppull Hall Lane at around 11.30pm on Sunday, June 11.

Firefighters used a hose-reel and breathing apparatus to extinguish the blaze.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We turned out to a car fire last night. It appears as though it was started deliberately.

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"The car was well alight and in close proximity to a residential building so it there was some risk associated with it.

"Thankfully our crew managed to get on top of it very quickly."

A police investigation into the incident is on-going.

No injuries were reported.