FIREFIGHTERS tackled a car fire in Widnes.

Crews discovered a vehicle well ablaze in Liverpool Road shortly before 8.30pm last night.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus extinguished the fire with two hose reel jets.

Three hours later, crews were called to a conifer hedge fire on Frederick Street in Widnes.

Hose reel jets were used to put out the fire at around 11.30pm.

Earlier in the day trees were torched in a wooded area behind Scott Avenue in Widnes.

Firefighters put out the small fire shortly after 2.30pm with hand held extinguishers.

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