FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a blaze at a multi-storey car park in Chester city centre early this morning (November 18).

One engine was sent to the fire inside the market car park in Princess Street at 5.38am.

It involved an electrical substation which was alight when the crew arrived at the scene.

As a result of the fire, both the car park and Chester Market will be shut today so repair work can be carried out.

Princess Street is also closed to pedestrians.

Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters were called to a fire at a multi-storey car park in Princess Street, Chester.

"On arrival crews found an electrical substation alight.

"They used a dry powder extinguisher to put out the fire and handed the incident over to electrical engineers."

Cheshire West and Chester Council said: "There has been a small electrical fire early this morning in the electrical switch room at Chester Market.

"As a result the market will be closed today to enable repairs and further safety inspections. The Forum shopping centre remains open."

Elsewhere, a fire engine from Malpas was called out to reports of an oven blaze at a house in Stone House Lane, Peckforton, shortly before 5.45pm yesterday.

The fire was out on arrival but had caused smoke logging to rooms in the house. Crews used a large fan to disperse the smoke.