Shed gutted and house damaged after Lancaster arson attack

Lancaster Fire Station
Lancaster Fire Station

A fire which destroyed a shed and damaged a neighbouring house in Lancaster is being treated as arson.

Fire crews were called to the 6ft by 4ft outbuilding in Lune Terrace just after 5.30am on Saturday, February 22.

As well as gutting the wooden shed which contained books and tools, heat from the flames reached the mid-terraced house, damaging its window frames and plastic guttering.

Water from two hose reels were used to extinguish the fire. A car parked nearby was not damaged.

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service said the blaze was started deliberately and Lancashire Police launched an arson investigation.

The force said the offender or offenders struck between 5.15am and 5.30am.

Witnesses or anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously.