Crews called to 'suspicious' fire in Preston

Firefighters were called to a suspicious fire after a mattress was set alight in Preston, say fire services.

Friday, 3rd February 2017, 10:57 am
Updated Friday, 3rd February 2017, 12:01 pm
The crew from Prestonattended the fire at around 11pm on 2 February on Grizedale Crescent following an emergency 999 call.

The crew from Preston attended the fire at around 11pm on 2 February on Grizedale Crescent following an emergency 999 call.

Watch Manager David Shaw said: "We were called to reports of a fire at around 11pm. A mattress resting against a fence panel had been set alight and the fire spread rapidly. We arrived to find a wheelie bin and fence panels on fire.

"There was a potential risk with this fire as it could easily have spread to a nearby car. Fortunately the owner of the car was able to move it in time."

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Crews used hose reels to extinguish the blaze.

Nobody is thought to have been injured in the blaze.