Fire crews called to Welwyn Garden City after kids deliberately start fire
PUBLISHED: 10:45 21 August 2015 | UPDATED: 10:45 21 August 2015
Fire crews were called after a fire was “deliberately set by kids”.
The fire was started yesterday (Thursday) off Ridgeway in Welwyn Garden City.
A spokesman for the Fire Service said: “We were called at 5.50pm to Bushey Ley Wood, just opposite the Weltech Centre.
“Some kids set a camp fire before running off.
“No fire fighting as such was needed.”
It is the latest in a number of deliberate fires across the county and prompted the fire service to tweet a warning.
HertsFRSControl said: “We have attended numerous deliberate fires today.
“Arson is against the law and even a small fire could quickly spread to nearby fences, property, cars etc and become out of control.
“Anyone found guilty of setting fires on purpose could face a prison sentence.”
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