Investigation after 'suspicious' van fire in Garstang

A fire which fire services described as "suspicious" started in a van on a street in Garstang.

Tuesday, 26th September 2017, 9:58 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 11:38 am
Crews arrived to find the van well alight (Pic Kevin Thornton)

Firefighters from Garstang was called out to the incident on Green Lane just after midnight on Monday September 25.

Crews arrived to find the van "well alight" with the fire starting to cause some heat damage to the outside of nearby properties.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "One fire engine was called to a fire involving a van.

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Crews arrived to find the van well alight (Pic Kevin Thornton)

"When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found that the van was well alight and there was slight fire damage to the adjacent properties.

"Firefighters used two hose reels to extinguish the fire which is now under investigation."

Police and fire services have launched a joint investigation to establish the cause of the fire.

Nobody was injured during the incident.

Crews battled the fire which raged in the van on Green Lane (Pic: Kevin Thornton)
The fire caused heat damage to adjacent properties (Pic: Kevin Thornton)
Crews arrived to find the van well alight (Pic Kevin Thornton)
Crews battled the fire which raged in the van on Green Lane (Pic: Kevin Thornton)
The fire caused heat damage to adjacent properties (Pic: Kevin Thornton)