Felixstowe: Two bin fires in resort believed to be started deliberately

One fire crew was called

One fire crew was called - Credit: Archant

ARSONISTS are believed to be responsible for two bin fires in Felixstowe last night.

The area inside the Sea Road toilets where a wall bin was destroyed by fire - police believe it was

The area inside the Sea Road toilets where a wall bin was destroyed by fire - police believe it was arson. - Credit: Archant

One fire crew from Felixstowe was mobilised to Langley Avenue at 7.54pm yesterday where they discovered a rubbish fire.

Firefighters used hose reels to extinguish the blaze and it was brought under control by 8.05pm.

Two crews from Felixstowe were then called out to a bin fire in toilets in Sea Road at 8.50pm.

On arrival, the crews discovered a small fire inside the toilet block, which was extinguished by 9.05pm.


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The wall bin in the men’s toilets was completely destroyed, but there was no structural damage to the building alongside the promenade, opposite the Sunday market site.

A spokesman for Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service said it is believed both fires were started deliberately.

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Last month there were a spate of bin fires in the Trimley villages. On one evening three wheelie bins were damaged in High Road in two separate incdients, and another in a car park at the back of flats at St Martins Green, which then spread to a blue BMW, and caused damage to a rear fence and a lean-to garage.

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