A FIRE was "started deliberately" at a skatepark.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service was called out to Widnes last night following reports of a fire.

One crew, from the Widnes station, arrived at Lanark Gardens at 9.15pm on Friday (December 19) to find a small fire at a skatepark, understood to be the Upton Rocks Skatepark.

Firefighters used a hose reel jet to extinguish the flames.

"The fire is believed to have been started deliberately," said a spokesperson for CFRS.