FIVE lorry trailers were deliberately set on fire early this morning outside Vernacare, in Folds Road, Bolton.

Firefighters were called at 3.50am to tackle the blaze and ensure it did not spread to the building.

Folds Road was closed for 90 minutes as smoke drifted into the road.

A joint investigation into the cause of the fire has been launched by the police and fire service.

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.