Two more ‘deliberate’ fires tackled in Lowestoft

FIREFIGHTERS from Lowestoft were kept busy yesterday with two more blazes that are believed to have been started deliberately,

Both blazes were in the Normanston Drive area of town, and happened within the space of six hours yesterday afternoon and in the evening.

These fires followed a car blaze, which firefighters spent 15 minutes putting out in Bevan Street West in the early hours of yesterday morning, which is believed to have been started deliberately.

At 2.46pm a crew from Lowestoft South fire station were called out following reports of a 'fire in the open' at Normanston Park. After searching the area, firefighters discover a rubbish fire but 'no firefighting action was necessary,' as the incident was under control by 3.06pm.

A brigade spokesman said: 'The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.'


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At 8.12pm last night, a crew was called out to a shed fire at allotments off Robin Hill in Lowestoft - close to Normanston Drive.

The brigade spokesman said: 'Crews arrived to find the shed 100pc involved in fire.'

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Firefighters dealt with the blaze and the scene was cleared by 8.53pm, with the spokesman adding: 'Fire is believed to be of deliberate ignition.'

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