Six fires in York overnight – and three were arson

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30 Jun 2018 @ 11.23 am
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The hot dry weather – and possibly three arsonists – made it a busy few hours for York firefighters.

They were called out to five separate fires in York last night (Friday, June 29). One shed was destroyed and another badly damaged, and three of the blazes are thought to have been started deliberately.

Here are all the overnight incidents.

Shed fire – off Beech Avenue
A crew from Acomb were called at 7pm to put out a garden shed fire. It was a severe blaze causing heat and smoke damage to the shed and contents. The cause is unknown.

Rubbish fire – Leeside
A York crew tackled a garden rubbish fire at about 7.12pm. The cause is believed to be accidental.

Building fire, off Field Lane, Heslington
Crews from Acomb and Huntington were sent to a fire in a communal bin store at 7.31pm. Fire damage was caused to a number of plastic bins and a section of the fence, while several metal bins were damaged by heat.

Grass fire – off Pyramid Court
Acomb firefighters were called to this one at 8.26pm. A small fire in some bushes was put out by a worker from a nearby business with a fire extinguisher before the crew arrived. The cause is believed to be deliberate.

Bin fire – Rowntree Park
At 8.51pm York firefighters were called to a bin fire at the park. Crews used buckets of water to put it out. The cause is believed to be deliberate.

Shed fire – Naburn Lane, Naburn
At 11.36pm, crews from York and Acomb dealt with a shed on fire. The shed, measuring 2m by 1.5m, and its contents were destroyed. The cause is believed to be deliberate.