Arson is suspected after Helston firefighters were called out to deal with night-time caravan fire.

Crews were called out to Tresowes Hill, Ashton just after midnight last night after a 999 call from a member of the public saying a fire could be seen from a distance.

One appliance from Helston was sent to investigate.

A spokesman said: "On their arrival it was found to be a caravan on fire, the caravan was about 6m x10m in size. A further appliance from Camborne was also despatched to the incident. One hose reel was used to extinguish the blaze.

She added: "Arson is suspected at this time."