FIVE cars were set on fire in the early hours of the morning.

All five cars were in Burnley and Nelson when they were set alight.

Fire crews were called to the first fire in Westmoreland Street, Nelson, at 1.44am and spent an hour putting it out.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "Firefighters from Nelson were called to reports of a car on fire on Camden Street, Nelson in the early hours.

"The car was well alight on the roadway and was extinguished using breathing apparatus and one hose reel.

"Also in use was a partner saw and some lighting equipment.

"Firefighters were in attendance just under one hour. An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway."

The second fire took place in Camden Street at 1.55am.

Crews were sent out to attend fires at Fern Bank Street at 2.52am, Main Street at 2.56am, and Todmorden Road in Burnley at 8.53am.

It is currently unclear whether the fires were all linked, but police are currently investigating the cause.

Nobody is believed to be injured.