FIREFIGHTERS believe the cladding and outside of a derelict building in Runcorn was set on fire deliberately in an arson attack.

A crew from Runcorn was called to Tanhouse this morning, Saturday, at around 9am.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to tackle the flames and luckily nobody was reported hurt.

But the crew is appealing for anyone with information to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.