THE roof of a house caught fire in Moore in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters tackled the blaze in Six Acre Lane, near Moore Primary School, shortly after 5.30am.

A police investigation is now under way.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said:”Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reels to extinguish a fire in the roof space of a house.

“Crews had to remove the loft insulation and cut away the external roof and joists, which were then sheeted over. A large fan was used to disperse the smoke.

"Police attended the scene and an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.”

Anyone with information can call Cheshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.