Arson suspected at Porthleven recycling bank

Firefighters in the Helston area were called out to deal with two fires at paper recycling banks over the past week.

Arson is suspected following the fire at a newspaper recycling bank on Shrubberies Hill, Porthleven.

Devon & Cornwall Police alerted firefigheters just after 8pm last Wednesday and one appliance from Helston was sent to the scene. When the crew arrived they found the newspaper bank alight, and a high pressure hosereel jet was used to extinguish the fire. A fire service spokesman said that arson was suspected and Devon & Cornwall Police will be making further enquiries. In a separate incident firefighters were called out to a paper recycling bank near Kynance Cove on Friday.

One crew from Mullion attended shortly before 11am and used 2 hosereels to extinguish the flames.

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7:42am Fri 16 Nov 12

Gill Zella Martin says...

Oh for goodness sake what is the matter with these people. Do they not have the intelligence to do something constructive. If caught they should be made to clean the fire appliances.
Oh for goodness sake what is the matter with these people. Do they not have the intelligence to do something constructive. If caught they should be made to clean the fire appliances. Gill Zella Martin

1:03pm Fri 16 Nov 12

meerkats says...

What do these people get out of doing these childish pranks.? Perhaps if caught, they should be made to watch a film of the Fire Brigade.s work,attending house fires etc which can end in tragedy ,then they may realise that while they waste the Fb,s time they may be needed for a real emergency.
What do these people get out of doing these childish pranks.? Perhaps if caught, they should be made to watch a film of the Fire Brigade.s work,attending house fires etc which can end in tragedy ,then they may realise that while they waste the Fb,s time they may be needed for a real emergency. meerkats

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