Over the last two weeks residential areas within Wells, Somerset has had a spate of wheelie bin and rubbish fires. Most of these have occurred within the early hours.
Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service remind everyone that arson is a serious crime and anyone convicted faces a length prison sentence and a significant fine. Furthermore, it comes with a financial impact as each time the fire service is called out it results in a significant cost to the taxpayer.
Chris Grantham, Watch Manager for Wells Fire Station said: “We have some simple tips which we urge residents to follow to deter arsonists and help people stay safe in their homes.
“Fires involving rubbish and bins can easily spread to your home so I am urging residents throughout the South West to adopt the following simple advice.”
If anyone has any information about fires no matter how big or small please telephone crimestoppers on 0800 555111 where they can give details completely anonymously. Alternatively, call the Police non-emergency number 101.
For more information on how to prevent Arson visit our website.
Make the call
To request a Home Fire Safety Check call free on: 0800 0502999. For any other fire safety advice, contact the Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue helpline on: 01392 872288 or visit our website.
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