THIS is the scene of a 'deliberate' fire which took place on Friday evening which caused black smoke to be seen around the Leigh area.

One fire crew were called to a metal container at Little Pasture in Leigh around 6pm which spread to a detached garage which is believed to have been caused deliberately.

Firefighters used two hose reels, a triple extension ladder, a thermal imaging camera and were in attendance for two hours and 40 minutes.

If you have any information contact the police on 101 quoting incident number 1,714 of October 27.