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Worrying rise in number of deliberate fires in Clifton area of York

2nd October 2009

North Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service are warning residents in the Clifton area of a recent increase in the number of deliberate fires.

Station Manager Alan Bell from York Fire Station said; “Throughout the Summer there has been an unusual increase in the number of fires involving rubbish, bins and skips. Whilst the majority of these fires are small they can present  a significant risk to lives and property. The biggest problem with these types of fires is that while the Fire Service are dealing with small rubbish fires, it means fire engines are unavailable to deal with more serious incidents elsewhere. Also, it is very often the case that small rubbish fires spread to adjacent properties, causing more serious damage and putting lives at risk.

The Fire Service and local Police Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team are working closely to prevent further fires and reduce anti-social behaviour in general, however, all residents and business owners are urged to be vigilant and make sure all their security and safety measures are up to date.

Members of the public are urged to report all incidents and call 999 and ask for the Fire Service if they see any fires in the local area, whilst suspicious activity should be reported to Police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111
The Fire Service offers free Home Fire Safety Risk Checks for private residents and free safety advice to businesses and can be requested on 01904 625272."

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