Firefighters from Wirksworth were called to a petrol spillage in the middle of the night.
They arrived at Old Lane, Wirksworth, shortly after 12.30am last night.
On arrival they found ten litres of petrol on a residents’ car park.
The police were informed as there were suspicious circumstances.
Crews made the area safe and all the petrol was absorbed. They left the scene at 1.26am.