FIREFIGHTERS tackled a large rubbish fire in Widnes.

Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the blaze on West Bank Street at 6.15pm last night.

A mattress was torched in an under passage in Runcorn on Monday.

Firefighters suspect the fire on the Southern Expressway near Hallwood Park was started deliberately at around 9.15pm.

Police attended the incident.

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