Wheelie bin fires

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service have attended ten incidents in the last month in the Sutton Hill area of Telford, involving wheelie bins and commercial wheelie bins.

The majority of the incidents have been in the Skate Park and around the Sutton Hill Centre between 4.30pm and 8.40pm.

We are urging people to secure wheelie bins at the rear of properties and only put the bins out on the day of collection.

Commercial wheelie bins should be at least 6m away from properties.

People should be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Police on 101 or, if anyone has information about the fire, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

The bin fires are tying up Fire Service resources, destroying bins which have to be replaced and causing damage to the play area.

7th December, 2012