Warning over bin fires after two incidents in Preston

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Firefighters have warned about the dangers of prank fires after two incidents in Preston last night.

A fire engine had to be called out twice – at 9pm and 11pm – to bin fires at Manor House Lane, not far from the city centre centre.

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Preston-based firefighter Jim Henry said: “There are two concerns – firstly that any incident like this will pull a fire engine away from a genuine emergency and so potentially endanger lives.

"Secondly, the warm weather means that outdoor fires can spread more quickly.

"We would urge those responsible for these kinds of things to stop before it causes serious harm.”

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