Crews called to fires

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Crews called to fires

A crew from Peterborough Volunteer Fire Brigade was called to a fire in the open to the rear of Alma Road, Millfield.

A bonfire had been lit in close proximity to buildings and trees and crews extinguished it with hose reels.

The returned to their station by 7.35pm, but immediately received another call to the same address, stating the bonfire had been re-lit.

Firefighters used hose reels again to extinguish the fire and returned to their station by 7.55pm.

A CFRS spokesman told Connect FM: “Bonfires can spread quickly and cause serious damage is they are left unattended. We would strongly advise residents and businesses to not light bonfires but instead take materials to a waste and recycling site where it can be disposed of responsibly and safely.”

Meanwhile, an investigation`s underway after a suspected arson attack in Peterborough.

Crews from Dogsthorpe and Stanground were called to a building fire in Padholme Road East, in the city centre.

A quantity of rubbish was on fire in a disused warehouse and crews used a hose reel to extinguish it before returning to their stations at 6.10pm.

The cause of the fire is believed to be deliberate.

Anyone with information should contact the police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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