Fire crews issue warning following increase in deliberate fires in Thorney Close

The Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service (TWFRS) has seen an increase in the number of deliberate fires over the past five weeks in Thorney Close Park in Sunderland.

The fire department urges parents to talk to their children about the aftermath of the fire, as well as how it ruins the park for others who use it for recreational and social activities.

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Fire crews have issued a warning following an increase in deliberate fires at Thorney Close.

A spokesperson for the Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service said: ‘The park is a vital part of the local community and the area is recklessly vandalized which spoils it for people who use it regularly. for recreational and social activities.

“Deliberate fires put lives at risk because firefighters cannot be in two places at the same time. These fires disrupt the surrounding community and businesses, ultimately costing the local economy (cleanup costs).

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“Please talk to your children about the consequences of deliberate fires and try to bring your wheelie bins at night. “

Firefighters have been called to the park 17 times in the past five weeks.

Firefighters are asking the public for help in locating those responsible for the deliberate fires.

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Fire crews have warned that deliberate fires take away resources from other emergencies.

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