Fifth fire in four days in Yarmouth town centre

A FIFTH fire in four days involving rubbish being deliberately set alight in Great Yarmouth town centre was fought by firefighters today.

Two Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS) fire crews from Yarmouth tackled a fire outside Market Gates shopping centre on Regent Road.

Rubbish that had collected in a drain had been deliberatley ignited.

Firefighters received the call at 12.57pm, and had it under control by 1.04pm, using hose reel jets to extinguish the flames.

An NFRS spokesman confirmed it was a deliberate ignition.


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This comes after arsonists attacked three bins in Great Yarmouth town centre in the space of twenty minutes on Thursday (August 2).

Police are looking to link two incidents on King Street and Regent street, at 4.35pm and 4.50pm respectively.

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The first saw two wheelie bins set alight on King Street, firefighters from Great Yarmouth used hose reel jets and put out the fire in three minutes.

The second saw a recycling skip outside the Poundstretcher store on Regent's Street set alight.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue spokesman said: 'Both were deliberate ignitions and it is likely that they are linked.'

A Norfolk Constabulary spokesman confirmed that the police would look to link the two.

And on Wednesday (August 1) a bin was deliberately set alight near the sea front.

A Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service Crew from Great Yarmouth fought the fire in Dagmar Mews at 6.35pm.

They put the fire out in three minutes using hose reel jets.

Call Norfolk Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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