ARSONISTS are thought to have set fire to a pile of bark chippings and paint cans in the middle of waste ground in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday May 28).

Firefighters were called to an industrial estate in Penny Lane in Haydock just after 3.30am.

Two fire engines from Newton-le-Willows and St Helens Community Fire Station in Parr and were at the scene for around 45 minutes.