FIREFIGHTERS tackled a fire in woodland in Widnes.

Crews were called to a fire involving a small amount of wood in a wooded area near Foxley Heath shortly before 1.30am this morning.

Firefighters used a hose reel to put it out.

Vandals torched a bin near Upton Community Centre on Hough Green Road in Widnes.

Crews discovered a bin well alight in a nearby park shortly before 6.30pm last night.

Firefighters say the fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

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