A SKIP hire company in Widnes has suffered a fire after a generator was found alight in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday.

Fire crews from Widnes and Runcorn attended Grundy Skip Hire in Pickerings Road, Halebank, just after 2.45am.

On arrival they found the outside diesel generator on fire.

The electricity supply to the site was isolated and firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.