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Crews to up patrols after arsonists target wheelie bins
1:41pm Thursday 10th October 2013 in News
FIREFIGHTERS will step up patrols after two wheelie bins were deliberately torched overnight.
The first bin was set ablaze in Enfield Street, off Prescot Road, shortly after 3am this morning (Thursday).
Less than an hour later another was torched on Rodney Street, Newtown, and spread to a nearby telegraph pole.
On both occasions fire crews were called out to tackle the fires, which were less than a mile apart.
Watch manager Ian Wooldridge, who is with White Watch at Eccleston Community Fire Station and attended the two call-outs, said: “We had two fires involving wheelie bins in Rodney Street and one in Enfield Street, St Helens, on Thursday morning, October 10.
“We will be working in the area on Thursday and Thursday night to help reduce this anti-social behaviour and carrying out patrols to reduce the risk of another fire.
“We will also be advising residents to keep their wheelie bins in a secure place and we are liaising with the police over these deliberate fires.”
Firefighters from St Helens also extinguished a blaze at a bus stop near Four Acre Lane, Four Acre at 11.15pm last night (Wednesday, October 9).
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