Firefighters' message after deliberate fires in Preston last night

Two time-wasting fire incidents in Preston last night could have cost people their lives, firefighters say.

Sunday, 28th March 2021, 9:43 am
Updated Sunday, 28th March 2021, 9:48 am
Firefighters were called out twice to time-wasting incidents in Preston last night

The two calls-out in the city meant fire engines had to be sent out to tackle them when they might have been needed for genuine emergencies.

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The first incident occurred at 7.45pm when a fire crew were called out to an incident in Moor Park, when a basket in the play area was set alight.

An hour later, rubbish was ignited on Raven Street, close to the city's main fire station, resulting in an other call-out.

Crew manager Chris Wales said: "They have to realise that if the public needed assistance for a more serious incident, these kind of deliberate fires could affect our response and potentially cost lives."