TWO wheelie bins caught fire near a building in Winsford.

Firefighters were called to Delamere Street shortly before 4pm yesterday.

Crews discovered that the fire involved two wheelie bins near to a building.

The fire had spread to ivy attached to the building and activated a smoke alarm inside the property.

Firefighters extinguished the fire with a hose reel jet.

Crews then inspected the inside of the building, including the roof space, to make sure that the fire had not spread, using a thermal imaging camera to look for hotspots.

Once they were satisfied that the building was safe they left the scene.

Firefighters were at the scene for more than an hour.