AN advertising trailer fire in Runcorn is thought to have been started deliberately.

Shortly before 10pm on Sunday, firefighters were called to a report of a fire in a field at the side of the southbound Weston Point Expressway in Runcorn.

On arrival the crew found a large advertising trailer well alight.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet and other specialist equipment to extinguish the fire and make the trailer safe.

The fire left the caravan completely destroyed.

Firefighters were in attendance for around 50 minutes.

Anyone with information the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 605511, give the details via or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.