Emergency services issue warning to youths following deliberate fire in Holyhead
Emergency services have issued a warning to youngsters after a fire was started deliberately in Holyhead.
Police and firefighters were both called to reports of a fire in the town on Anglesey at around 9.15pm on Monday.
Fortunately the fire was put out without any injuries, but police said the consequences could have been more serious.
Sergeant Ian Roberts said: “Not only is deliberate fire setting a crime, it is highly irresponsible and dangerous.
“Whoever was involved is very lucky that there weren’t more serious consequences on this occasion.
“We are working closely with our colleagues at North Wales Fire and Rescue to investigate this incident and ask that any witnesses or anyone with information to contact us via webchat or by calling 101 quoting ref z081285.”
Ruth Bateman, arson reduction manager, said: “Deliberate fire setting is completely unacceptable – and we are working in partnership with North Wales Police to help stamp out these fires.
“As well as the associated monetary cost, these fires put extra pressure on our resources and can put the lives of the fire crews and the public at risk.
“Whilst crews are busy dealing with these incidents they are not able to attend other incidents that may be life-threatening, meaning that crews from further away have to attend.
“Deliberate fire setting is a crime and a serious form of anti-social behaviour.
“We would encourage anyone with information on arson to call 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”
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