A FIRE which broke out inside the roof space of a row of terraced houses is being treated as arson.

Fire crews were sent to Wilkinson Street in Leigh at around 1.30am today, Tuesday, after a blaze had started on the first floor and roof space of one of the houses and spread to neighbouring properties.

Four fire engines and a hydraulic platform were sent to the scene to extinguish the flames.

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A hydraulic platform being used by firefighters to get to the flames

Greater Manchester Police are treating the incident as arson and enquiries are ongoing.

A Manchester Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said six breathing apparatus, three hose reels, a covering jet and a thermal imaging camera were used to extinguish the fire.

No-one was hurt in the incident.

If you have any information about the incident contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.