Pigeons saved from allotment fire

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PIGEONS were saved from flames after a blaze tore through an allotment.

Fire crews were called to Barmston allotments, near Teal Farm, Washington, at about 11.20pm yesterday after a suspected arson attack on a shed.

The blaze destroyed two sheds and the surrounding areas.

Firefighters, who spent three hours tackling the fire, were able to save pigeon crees at a neighbouring allotment.

Police are investigating the attack.

Anyone with information on the incident is asked to phone police on 101 ex 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.