NUISANCE fires caused problems for Cheshire and Fire and Rescue Service as they were called to four deliberate fires in a night.
At 6.09pm, a deliberate fire was started at an embankment next to Ince station.
Trains were slowed down as fire fighters were forced to go on to the rails to battle the blaze.
At about 7.30pm, officers were called to an address in Hoole, Chester, after reports that five meters of garden fence had been deliberately set on fire.
Later, at about 10.38pm, fire fighters were called to the Cineworld cinema, Sealand Road, after bins filled with rubbish had been set on fire.
At about 11.08pm, a CCTV camera on Blacon Parade had been tampered with or set alight and was on fire, rendering it useless.
A spokesperson for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “We had a very busy night. All of the areas we visited can be problematic to us when children are off school. The number of small fires we attend does raise at this time of the year.
“On two occasions there were youths in the area at the time of the fires.”