Two arson attacks on wheelie bins means two shouts for March firefighters in two hours

March fire crews called to two arson attacks

March fire crews called to two arson attacks - Credit: Archant

March fire crews were kept busy on Thursday evening with two deliberate fires in the town.

The first call was at 9.39pm to Newlands Avenue where four wheelie bins had been set alight and the fire had spread to two fences.

Firefighters used three hose reels to extinguish the blaze and they returned to the station by 10.35pm.

However, half an hour later the were called to another bin fire, this time in St John’s Chase.

Two wheelie bins were alight and firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish them.


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The crew returned to station by 11.35pm.

The cause of both fires was deliberate. Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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