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.
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.
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.
“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.”