AN ELECTRIC shower sparked a fire at the Thornton Science Park near Chester.

Two crews from Ellesmere Port attended the scene at 4.20am on Wednesday, January 9.

A spokesman for Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Crews used one hose reel and two breathing apparatus to put out the fire. They then used a thermal imaging camera to check for hotspots."

The site is next to the Essar oil refinery and is owned by the University of Chester.