Monday, 13 June 2011

Spate of arson attacks in area

There have been a spate of fires around South Telford recently, including in Brookside and Stirchley.

On several occasions, the fires have been caused by aerosol cans being set alight, not only putting passers by and homeowners at risk but putting themselves at very real risk of serious injury.  Aerosol cans are highly explosive.

The fire brigade were called out to a fire at the weekend in Birchmore where some computer equipment was set alight in a hedge, spreading to trees in the garden of a disabled person's home.  Luckily the fire was put out before it spread to the house.

If you have any information on the arsonists behind the fires, you can report the information anonymously to Crimestoppers by phoning 0800 555 111.