Pictures show damage caused by deliberate fires following spate of arson attacks in Sunderland

Firefighters have condemned the actions of deliberate fire starters who are putting ‘people at risk’ following a spate of attacks in the Pallion area of Sunderland.

Sunday, 12th January 2020, 9:39 am
Updated Sunday, 12th January 2020, 9:20 pm
Damage caused following a deliberate fire in the Pallion area. Picture by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service has released a series of shocking pictures showing the damage caused by deliberate fires.

It comes following a spate of fires recently which have been deliberately set in the Pallion area.

Firefighters are now appealing for anyone who has any information about any deliberate fire starting to report it.

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Picture by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

A fire brigade spokesman said: “These photos show the damage caused by recent deliberate fires in the Pallion area of Sunderland.

“Fires like these are not only harmful to the environment, they also put people at risk because our crews can't be in two places at once.

“If you have any information about deliberate fire setting, please help protect your community by reporting what you know, 100% anonymously. Go to www.firestoppersreport.co.uk or call 0800 169 5558.”

Firefighters are asking residents with any information to report it. Picture by Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service
The pictures have been released following a spate of deliberate fires