Residents have been warned to remain vigilant after a car was set alight in the early hours.

Crews from Bolton North Fire Station were called to Blenheim Road, Breightmet at around 3.30am.

They had been called by a resident and firefighters said the vehicle was well ablaze, causing a severe level of disruption in the area.

Watch Manager Carl Greaves said: “We can confirm it was deliberate and appeared to have been targeted for some reason.”

He added: “There doesn’t seem to be any evidence other than to suggest it was deliberate.”

The firefighters were on the scene for around an hour and police officers were also called to Blenheim Road to investigate the cause of the fire.

The fire caused severe disruption on the road will the firefighters went about their work but the scene was made safe by around 4.30am that same morning.

Watch Manager Greaves said: “Our message would be to remain vigilant, if you see something that’s abnormal, please report it.”

Anyone with any information or CCTV footage of the incident can call police on 101.

In the event of an emergency always call 999 immediately.