Investigation into Burnley suspected arson attack

A joint investigation by the fire and police services is underway following a suspected arson attack last night in Burnley.

Saturday, 15th December 2018, 2:14 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th December 2018, 2:18 pm
An investigation is now underway but the fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
An investigation is now underway but the fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Firefighters from Burnley were called to reports of a fire on New Road at just before 11-40pm on Friday night.

A wooden building near a stable block had, it is believed, deliberately been set on fire, and firefighters extinguished the blaze using one hose reel. Some lighting equipment was also used.

A spokesman for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said: "The fire is thought to have been started deliberately and a joint investigation alongside the police is now underway.

"There were no casualties reported."