Burnley blaze hoaxer slammed by firefighters

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A MALICIOUS caller who phoned in three fire hoaxes has been slammed by firefighters for wasting their time.

The man made three 999 calls in an hour early this morning claiming bins around Daneshouse were ablaze – but each time fire crews found nothing.

A fire service spokesman said: “These calls waste our time and divert resources away from real fires.”

Fire crews have managed to trace the call and hope to get the number blocked to prevent any further hoax calls.