ARSON: Three fires in the Wisbech area last were all started deliberately says Cambs fire service


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FIRE crews were kept busy in Wisbech yesterday after arsonists struck three times in a few hours – setting alight rubbish, burning a hedge row and torching a garage.

First call out was to Coldham where a large quantity of rubbish was set alight in the open on the B1101,

Fire fighters used hose reels to extinguish the fire and spent an hour at the scene.

Later fire fighters were called at after 7pm to a hedge on fire in Bramley Road, Wisbech.

A fire service spokesman said: “When fire-fighters arrived, a hedgerow and a shed were well alight and the fire was starting to spread to a fence.

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“Fire-fighters used two hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

“Crews returned to their stations by 8.40pm.”

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The spokesman said this fire – like the other two- is believed to be deliberate. Anyone

Just after 10pm the alarm was raised again when two crews from Wisbech were called to a garage fire in Coldhorn Crescent, Wisbech.

“A single garage, measuring 3m by 4m, was on fire,” said the spokesman. “This was a garage within a block of adjoining garages, located at the junction with Waterlees Road.”

The spokesman added: “Fire-fighters used one hose reel to extinguish the fire. Crews returned to their stations by 11.25pm.”

Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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