Wheelie bin fires

AN investigation is under way after three wheelie bin fires in the space of three hours.

Crews from Peterlee Fire Station were called to a house in Little Eden, Hale Rise and Yoden Road, in the town, after wheelie bins were set on fire between the hours of 2.15am and 4.30am on Saturday.

All of the bins were outside the properties but away from the buildings.

Fire chiefs at Peterlee Station have urged people to take their wheelie bins inside if it is not a collection day.