A BLAZE broke out in a long boat on the River Weaver by Saxons Lane on Monday night.

The incident was reported at 8.45pm and two fire crews from Northwich and Winsford attended the scene.

Firefighters used one main jet to tackle the well developed fire. The boat was docked at the time.

Police have closed the public footpath.

Reader Dave Foster sent in this picture of the fire which he took from Sandbach Drive.