ROAD closures were put in place after arsonists started a fire on a building site last night.

The former Millman’s coach depot on Green Lane, where 31 homes are currently under construction, was targeted shortly after 7.15pm yesterday, Wednesday.

Two fire engines attended the scene and found a portable cabin ‘well alight’ on the land, next to Padgate Station.

Green Lane was shut between the junctions with Padgate Lane and Whitchurch Avenue will emergency services dealt with the incident.

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Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spent nearly an hour-and-a-half tackling the blaze.

It is believed that the fire was started deliberately.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Cheshire Police on 101, quoting incident number IML755503, or to call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.