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Appeal following deliberate fires in Fl;intshire


North Wales Fire and Rescue Service, North Wales Police and the Arson Reduction Team are appealing to residents in the Flintshire area to report deliberate firestarters after 10 deliberate fires in a week in the county.


North Wales Fire and Rescue Service were called to delliberate fires in Shotton Lande, Queensferry, HighPark, Hawarden, The Highway, Hawarden, Sealand Road, Sealand, Chemistry Lane, Pentre, Gamfa Wen, Talacre, Chester Road, Sandycroft and Milford Street, Mold between July 15th and July 19th.


Kevin Jones, Arson Reduction Team Manger said:

"Deliberate firesetting incidents put extra pressure on fire and rescue resources and place crews and the public at extra risk. Of course whilst crews are busy dealing with these incidents they would not be able to meet what may be a real need for them to attend a life threatening situation elsewhere.


"Remember - setting fires is a criminal offence and we are actively working alongside North Wales Police to combat deliberate incidents, employing the police helicopter to pinpoint the fires and to look out for perpetrators.


North Wales Police can be contacted on 101 or anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.


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