Appeal after firefighters from Peterlee deal with deliberate fire in Shotton

Firefighters are appealing to members of the public for help after they had to tackle a deliberate fire in Shotton Colliery.

Friday, 20th August 2021, 7:07 pm

Fire crews from Peterlee Green Watch were called on an incident at the rear of Brandling Court, in Shotton Colliery, this evening (August 20).

It is reported that the fire was a large amount of rubbish and tyres on waste ground which firefighters believe was started deliberately.

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Fire crews from Peterlee were called to Shotton Colliery to tackle a deliberate fire.

Fire crews are now appealing for help in tracking down those responsible and have highlighted the members of the public can report information anonymously.

A Peterlee Fire Station spokesperson said: “Earlier this evening Peterlee Green Watch attended an incident to the rear of Brandling Court, Shotton Colliery.

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"This fire was a large amount of rubbish and tyres on the waste ground which we believe was started deliberately.

It is understood that rubbish and tyres had been set alight.

"Deliberate fires put people in danger and could mean we aren’t available for more important emergencies.

"Please help us to stop this from happening, report what you know 100% anonymously at http://firestoppersreport.co.uk.

“If you have any information regarding this Incident please call Firestoppers anonymously on 0800 169 5558.

“When you contact Firestoppers you remain 100% anonymous, your phone number cannot be seen, your call is never recorded, the telephone line or IP address is scrambled so it is impossible for any to redial or track your call, or to know where, or what device, the online information has come from."

Firefighters have stressed that deliberate fires could pull resources away from more serious emergencies.

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Firefighters are appealing to members of the public for help in tracking down those responsible.
People are reminded that they can pass information to the fire service anonymously via Firestoppers.