FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a carpark after fears a person was trapped inside a burning caravan.

They were initially told that people was trapped inside a burning house but when they arrived to the incident in Longton Street, Blackburn, they found a caravan on fire.

Crews from Blackburn and Accrington attended the incident, which is being treated as arson, at 3.10am today.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire, which completely destroyed the caravan and also caused heat damage to a nearby car.

Nobody was injured.


Police are investigating the caused of the fire.

Acting watch manager Lee Garnett said: "The fire service attended what was initially reported as a house fire with persons inside.

"On arrival it was a campervan on a car park that had been deliberately ignited and was well alight.

"Firefighters used 2 hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

"The campervan was destroyed by the fire and a car parked next to it was also damaged by the heat.

"Reports from the police had also stated that a person had been seen sleeping in the vehicle but after thorough checks by fire crews, nobody was found."

Firefighters were at the scene for around one hour.

Anybody with information can call police on 101.