Arson investigation after moped fire in Blackpool

An investigation has been launched after firefighters fought a moped fire near to the Metropole Hotel in Blackpool, say fire services.

Monday, 4th September 2017, 8:46 am
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:12 pm
Crews are investigating the fire

Crews from Blackpool were called out to the scene on Princess Parade at around 1.50am on September 4.

Firefighters arrived to find a moped "well alight".

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We were called to reports of a small fire near to the Metropole Hotel.

"We arrived to find a moped well alight and used a hose reel to extinguish it.

"We are treating the fire as suspicious and have launched an investigation."

Nobody was injured during the incident.