Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service is asking the communities of Warwickshire for help tackling small fires with it’s ‘See it, report it’ campaign following a number of incidents in recent weeks.
There have recently been ten fires in the open in Warwickshire using materials such as rubbish, which are all believed to have been started deliberately.
The Fire Service is asking residents to report any suspicious activity where there could be a risk of fire setting to the Police on 101, and to always call 999 if they see any fires.
While the number of deliberate fires across Warwickshire is relatively low, it is still too many. Not only do these fires endanger lives and property they can delay the fire service when attending serious emergencies when every second counts.
Piles of rubbish or large items left as a result of fly tipping are easy targets for those who may want to deliberately set fires, or could be used to add further fuel to accidental fires. If you see flytipping in your area please report it on the Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council website or by calling 024 7637 6376.
If you see any suspicious activity in your local area report it to the Police on 101 but if you spot a fire always dial 999.
Information can also provided anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers either on their website or by calling 0800 555 111. For more information on fire safety please visit the Warwickshire County Council Fire and Rescue web pages.