Arson suspected after wheelie bin fires in Penzance

Thursday 13th December 2018 09:17 GMT

Arson is suspected as the cause of a number of wheelie bin fires in Penzance on Wednesday.

Firefighters from the town were called to the Promanade and Gwavas Road areas at 5.20am.

Crews used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fires.

A Cornwall Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: “Arson is suspected and Devon and Cornwall Police have been informed.

“Nuisance wheelie bin fires are a problem in some neighbourhoods, typically causing damage of up to £1,650 including damage to buildings, cleaning up and the cost of replacement.”

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