FIREFIGHTERS were called to a suspected deliberate fire at a building site in Wilmslow Road in Handforth through the night.

One fire engine from Wilmslow was sent to the site at 3.35am where firefighters tackle a fire at the rear of a house.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire Service said: “Fire crews were called to a fire at a building site on Wilmslow Road, Handforth. Crews tackled a fire which was made up of a large amount of building materials at the rear of a house.

“Crews used a thermal imaging camera and a hose reel jet to put out the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

“If you have any information about the fire then please contact Cheshire Police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”