A SHED is thought to have caught fire when a tumble drier that was inside set alight.

Two fire engines were sent to Kings Road, Accrington at at around 9.50am yesterday to extinguish the blaze.

Watch manager Gary Hargreaves said: “We are looking at the tumble drier as a likely cause.

“Both elderly occupants were in at the time and were concerned the fire was going to spread into the building.”

Nobody was injured and the blaze is not being treated as suspicious.