Arson attacks in Kingswood, Warmley and and Longwell Green
By BeckyFeather | Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 09:41
Firefighters tackled nine deliberately set fires in the Warmley and Longwell Green areas during a 90-minute period. And a fire which destoyed a shed used as a plant nursery at Grimsbury Farm in Kingswood is also being treated as arson.
Between 10.49pm on Sunday and 12.22am on Monday, crews from stations around the city dealt with nine fires which all involved bushes, hedges and trees.
A spokesman for Avon Fire & Rescue said: "Although all the fires were quickly extinguished by firefighters, they had the potential to cause more serious damage.
"Deliberately started fires also mean that crews are not available to attend more serious emergencies where lives could be at risk."
Meanwhile a shed used as a plant nursery at Grimsbury Farm in Kingswood was destroyed yesterday in what it is believed to be an arson attack.
By the time crews from Kingswood and Speedwell fire stations were called to the incident the shed, which was in a field, was well alight.
The fire did not affect any other buildings on the site or areas used to house animals.