FIREFIGHTERS were called out during the early hours of this morning after arsonists set fire to a wheelie bin which was well alight in Grafton Street, Warrington.
The icnident took place at 1.50am and on arrival the crew found the bin well alight in a rear entry to the street.
Firefighters extinguished the fire with water and were in attendance for around 10 minutes.
The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.
Anyone with information about the fire should call Cheshire Constabulary on 101, quoting IML 668052, give the details via https://www.cheshire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For advice on how to prevent your wheelie bins from being targeted by arsonists visit https://www.cheshirefire.gov.uk/public-safety/home-safety/wheelie-bin-fire-safety.
During #CoronavirusLockdownUK we’re still being called to deliberate fires! A fire in a wooded area & a wheelie bin fire took our Warrington fire engine away from its station unnecessarily. https://t.co/2qI1xumAmq
— Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service (@CheshireFire) March 25, 2020