FIREFIGHTERS extinguished a fire involving a van outside a petrol station this afternoon.

A Middlewich crew was called to Shell in Holmes Chapel Road around 12.30pm to reports of a van on fire.

On arrival, they found that the van had been moved away from the forecourt.

A Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said: "Crews use a dry powder extinguisher and disconnected the battery.

"They then used a thermal imaging camera to check the temperature."