North Yorkshire Fire service report an arson attach last night
“Grange Lane Play Area, near Askham Lane, York – Time of call 18:58
Acomb fire crew attended a fire involving children’s playground equipment. The cause of fire is believed to be deliberate. Crews extinguished fire using knapsack sprayers.
It is unclear whether the attack was at the private Kaleidoscope play area or the public playground in Grange Lane park”
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue are reporting that a fire was started deliberately on St Stephens Road this morning.
According to the Service the attack involved a “wheelie bin on fire against the external doors of a 2 storey block of flats.
Resulted in fire damage to wheelie bin, slight fire damage to doors and light smoke damage to entrance foyer.
The cause is deliberate”
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It looks like the bales have reignited. Some smoke blowing across the A1237. Fire service in attendance at 1500 hrs today
For the second time this summer arsonists have been accused of setting fire to crops on fields near Askham Lane.
Last night, hay bales were set on fire and it was only this morning – following steady rain – that the fire was completely extinguished.
Police and the Fire service attended the blase.
Fire damage in July
In July a field between Askham Lane and the Ainsty Park estate was set on fire prompting concerns for the safety of residents.
Hopefully the police will make progress in identifying those responsible
Detectives in York have issued a CCTV still following an act of arson in the city as they appeal for the public’s help to identify the suspect.
It was reported to the police shortly after 12.50am on Tuesday 14 October 2014, by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, who were dealing with a car fire on Tudor Road, Acomb.
The suspect was seen placing something underneath a BMW before setting it on fire.
After the incident, the person responsible headed towards Hamilton Drive.
As a result of the fire, the BMW 3 series was completely destroyed and a Citroen Berlingo and a Mazda were damaged. The front of the house was also damaged by the fire.
Detective Sergeant Mark Jackson, of York CID, said: “The act of arson took place very close to the house where people were sleeping. This fire could easily have led to potentially devastating consequences.
“If you recognise the person captured on camera, or saw someone matching their description in the Tudor Road, Gale Lane or Middleton Road areas around the time of the fire, I urge you to contact the police immediately.
“I am also keen to speak to anyone who works at local garages who may have sold fuel to someone filling a petrol can, and ask them to get in touch straight away.”
Anyone who can assist with this investigation should contact York CID on 101, select option 2 and ask for the department by name. Alternatively, information can be emailed to email@example.com.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting reference number 12140177124.