Fire crews tackle deliberate fires

Warmley and Longwell Green, Bristol

Firefighters were called to nine deliberately set fires in the Warmley and Longwell Green areas during a 90 minute period overnight.

Between 22.49hrs and 00.22hrs crews from stations around the city dealt with the fires which all involved bushes, hedges and trees. Although all the fires were quickly extinguished by firefigthers, they had the potential to cause more serious damage. Deliberately started fires also mean that crews are not available to attend more serious emergencies where lives could be at risk.

Anyone with information about deliberate fire starters should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.