Specialist rescue teams helped tackle a rubbish fire that broke out in Preston.
Firefighters from Preston went to Deepdale Road following initial reports that a large amount of smoke could be seen near a railway line at about 6.30pm on Monday.
Crews discovered the smoke was coming from underneath a disused railway bridge, close to Burrow Road.
Watch manager Barry Hornsby said: “We had to use a rope rescue kit - basically we had to dangle somebody from ropes off the bridge to access it.
“It was a pile of rubbish that somebody had set on fire deliberately.”
Three fire engines and a specialist rope rescue team were involved in tackling the blaze, and police were also at the scene.
Watch manager Hornsby said the bank was “totally overgrown” with a steep drop, and said a rope rescue team was the “only safe option”.
Firefighters were at the scene approximately 40 minutes.