A FIRE which started in a garden in Orford spread to five others and affected two homes last night, Sunday.

Conifer trees, garden furniture and fencing was all damaged by the blaze in North Avenue, which broke out shortly before 6.50pm.

Fire crews from Stockton Heath and Warrington used breathing apparatus, two hose reels and a main jet to put out the flames.

They also checked the two affected properties.

Firefighters left the scene after about three hours.