Warning to Burnley arsonists

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Fire bosses in Burnley are warning people about the dangers of starting deliberate fires after a spate of incidents.

Overnight on Wednesday and last night crews attended 11 incidents in Burnley where fires had been deliberately started. There had been one wheelie bin fire, one skip fire, three bonfires and on one occasion trees were deliberately set on fire. There were also five incidents involving rubbish in the rear yard or garden of properties with one of these causing damage to the rear of a property.

Acting crew manager Lee Pickup said: “Great work has been carried out by firefighters to reduce the number of deliberate fires within the area and a rise in incidents of this nature puts a strain on valuable resources which could be required at incidents of a much more serious nature. We would ask members of the public to ensure rubbish is not left in rear yards and that wheelie bins are not left out in back streets to try and stop these types of incidents from occurring.”