Blackpool firefighters tackle 10 wheelie bin fires in Grange Park

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Firefighters in Blackpool tackled a spate of wheelie bins fires in Grange Park this morning (Monday, April 29).


Crews from Blackpool and Bispham responded to reports of a number of wheelie bins on fire in the Forshaw Avenue area at around 3am.

On arrival, Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) crews found a total of ten wheelie bins alight on pavements outside homes.

Alarmingly, one of the fires had spread to a building and had been very close to a gas main, according to firefighters.

A spokesman for LFRS said: "Firefighters were called to the first fire at 3.06am this morning (Monday, April 29) to a property on Wensleydale Avenue.

"Over the next hour further fires were reported on Forshaw Avenue, Parkside Drive, Park View Road and Draycot Avenue.

Fire crews from Blackpool and Bispham tackled a number of wheelie bin fires in Grange Park last night (Sunday, April 28).

Fire crews from Blackpool and Bispham tackled a number of wheelie bin fires in Grange Park last night (Sunday, April 28).

"All ten fires are believed to have been started deliberately."

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service reported the incident to police for further investigation.

Lancashire Police confirmed that no arrests have been made at this stage, but enquiries are ongoing.

The fire service is advising people in the Grange Park area to "remain vigilant" and lock away their bins in the evenings.

If you have any information, please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.