Industrial bin torched on Duke Street

Danger: this is how a fire can unfold if industrial bins are set ablaze

Danger: this is how a fire can unfold if industrial bins are set ablaze

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FIRE chiefs have hit out at arsonists after an industrial bin blaze in St Helens was one of 17 deliberate fires in the region started within a 14 hour period at weekend.

The incident on Duke Street in St Helens happens at about 5.30am on Saturday morning and required and required two engines being called out.

There was also a rubbish fire on the East Lancashire Road, near Moss Bank, on Friday night at 11pm.

Station Manager Franny Hill said: "If a fire appliance is attending a deliberate fire it may delay the response to other emergencies.

"Grass fires and rubbish fires can spread quickly and get out of control.

"Where possible residents are advised to lock their wheelie bins away and store them away from their property.

"We investigate all fires we are called to and pass information on to the police. Deliberately setting fires on grass land and open spaces is arson and those caught will be prosecuted."

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8:01am Mon 21 Jul 14

frankly says...

just someone unable to sleep having a little fun
just someone unable to sleep having a little fun frankly
  • Score: -7

8:19am Mon 21 Jul 14

steg666 says...

I went on a bike ride from Windle Island up the East Lancs to the M6 junction.

Every bin on the lay by's had been set on fire. Have people really got nothing better to do? Idiots, it'd be poetic justice if their houses were burning down and fire crews could not attend because our already stretched fire crews were having to attend these relatively minor, deliberatly started fires.
I went on a bike ride from Windle Island up the East Lancs to the M6 junction. Every bin on the lay by's had been set on fire. Have people really got nothing better to do? Idiots, it'd be poetic justice if their houses were burning down and fire crews could not attend because our already stretched fire crews were having to attend these relatively minor, deliberatly started fires. steg666
  • Score: 4

11:37am Tue 22 Jul 14

jumperr says...

Try Tory- lib govt the people's representatives ?
Try Tory- lib govt the people's representatives ? jumperr
  • Score: 0

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