An overnight wheelie bin fire that saw crews scrambled to the scene is being treated as suspicious.
Preston Fire Station received the call around 12.10am of what was originally described as a building fire in Heywood Road.
The station sent two fire engines to the blaze - which turned out to be in wheelie bins and discarded rubbish.
A spokesman said: "We sent two fire engines there to extinguish the fire but only ended up needing a hose reel."
Firefighters were on the scene for around 25 minutes.
Investigations are ongoing.