A SMALL fire in a wooded area is believed to have been caused deliberately.

Firefighters from Warrington were called to Wilkinson Avenue just before 2.50pm today, Sunday, September 13 to reports of a small unattended fire in a wooded area.

They used a water back pack to extinguish the flames and were in attendance for 30 minutes.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate and anyone with any information is asked to call Cheshire Police on 101 quoting IML804125.