Vigilance urged after suspected arson

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Neighbours are being urged to be vigilant in central Blackpool after a suspected arson attack.

Crews from Blackpool and Fleetwood were called to an alley behind Victory Road where a moped had been set alight and ignited a detached garage, which was destroyed in the fire.

It follows a series of rubbish fires in the area over course of the summer.

Mark Warwick, crew manager at Blackpool fire station, said: “We’d like residents to be extra vigilant when they’re putting rubbish out.

“These types of fire seem to be identified at the same place and expect a spike of rubbish fires during summer, but it seems to have carried on.

“There are a few issues with people fly tipping down there.”

Investigations are ongoing into the blaze, which happened at 5pm, and no arrests have yet been made.

No one was injured.