Firebugs have been blamed for bin blazes in Clayton Brook
Chorley Police warned of the potential consequences.
They said on their Facebook page today: “Lancashire Fire and Rescue have informed us of an increase in deliberate bin fires on Longacre and Acrefield in Clayton Brook.
“This is very worrying as often bins are kept next to dwellings and fires can spread easily and quickly.
“The most recent was Wednesday evening.
“Please call us and report any persons acting suspiciously.”
Chorley Police can be contacted by ringing 101.