Police appeal after open fire in Peterborough started deliberately

Police have appealed for information after an open fire in Peterborough was started deliberately yesterday (April 5).

Tuesday, 6th April 2021, 1:55 pm
Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service

A fire crew from Dogsthorpe were called to a commercial premises on Gladstone Street, Millfield at 2:25pm on Easter Monday to reports that a pile of rubbish had been set alight.

The crew put out the fire using a hose reel but discovered that the cause of it was deliberate and the Police are now appealing for information.

A spokesperson for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “At 2.45pm on Monday (5) a crew from Dogsthorpe was called to a fire on Gladstone Street in Millfield, Peterborough.

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“Firefighters arrived to find a fire at the rear of a commercial premises involving rubbish and extinguished it using a hose reel. They returned to their station by 3.30pm.

“The cause of the fire was deliberate.

“Anyone with information should contact police by visiting www.cambs.police.uk to submit an online report or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”