FIREFIGHTERS tackled a garden fire in Winwick yesterday, Thursday, which had spread to a neighbouring garage.

Two fire crews from Warrington and Birchwood attended Faringdon Road at around 4.15pm after reports of a fire in a back garden.

They discovered that a fire involving trees had spread.

A house was evacuated as a precaution while hose reel jets extinguished the flames.

Firefighters then cut away parts of the trees that were damaged and looked for hotspots using a thermal imaging camera.

They were in attendance for more than an hour and 15 minutes.

The fire is believed to have started accidentally.