Photos show firefighters dealing with a deliberate rubbish fire in Peterlee

Fire crews have been pictured dealing with a deliberate rubbish fire in the Eden Lane area of Peterlee.

Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 11:19 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st April 2021, 3:56 pm

Photos posted online by Peterlee Fire Station on Tuesday, April 20 show firefighters tackling a deliberate rubbish fire in the Eden Lane area of the town.

Crews can be seen extinguishing to skips full of rubbish, which County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service say was started deliberately.

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Fire crews in Peterlee were called to Eden Lane to tackle a deliberate fire.

The latest fire comes following a spate of deliberate fires in the Peterlee area, with crews having been called to open space fires in both Castle Eden Dene and Eden Hill.

Now firefighters are appealing to members of the public for help in bringing those responsible to justice.

A statement from Peterlee Fire Station said: “Crews have again been busy this evening dealing (April 20) with fires in the Eden Lane area of Peterlee.

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The area has seen a rise in deliberate fires over the recent weeks.

“Please remember, us attending incidents like this could result in us being delayed to something more serious.

"If you have any information regarding these deliberate fires 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.”

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Members of the public have been reminded that starting deliberate fires can take resources away from other incidents.

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