FIREFIGHTERS were called to a blaze at a derelict garage near allotments behind Haworth Street and Catlow Hall Street in Oswaldtwistle earlier tonight.

The fire, started just before 8pm, is believed to have been started maliciously.

A fire service spokesman said: “There was nothing in the garage so it looks like somebody has set it alight.

“It could have spread to other garages but luckily it was contained to just the one.”