Firefighters were called out twice in less than three hours when a group of youths set bins alight.
Crews went to Danes Avenue in Hindley at 8pm on Sunday to reports that three rubbish bins had been set on fire.
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They then went to Belmont Avenue in Bickershaw at 10.40pm when a wheelie bin was torched.
It is thought that the same group of youths started the fires and police have been informed.