Investigation after van set on fire

Residents had to be evacuated and a house was damaged after a van was set alight outside.

Wednesday, 28th September 2016, 8:48 am
Updated Wednesday, 5th October 2016, 1:43 pm

A white Vauxhall van parked next to a house on Houghton Avenue, Martland Mill, caught fire at 2.45am today.

The fire caused the property to become smoke-logged and there was heat damage to the door.

A man and a woman were evacuated from the house and were not hurt.

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Three fire engines from Wigan and Hindley attended and put out the blaze.

The cause of the fire is thought to be suspicious and police are looking into what happened.