Wheelie bin warning after Hull arson attacks

Residents in Hull are urged to be vigilant when leaving out wheelie bins for collections after two homes were attacked by arsonists.

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service said the two house fires, in east Hull, were started deliberately in bins within a 15-minute period on Saturday.

No-one was injured but the fronts of both properties were damaged.

The fire service advised people to store bins out of sight as soon as they are emptied.

'Utterly deplorable'

Six fire crews were called out to attend both blazes, which were less than half a mile apart.

People in a house in Surbiton Close had to escape a fire which started at the front of the property.

About 15 minutes later, three people were rescued from their home in Dunvegan Road.

Daryl Oprey, from Humberside Fire & Rescue, said: "It is utterly deplorable when fires are started deliberately, particularly those which put people's lives in danger, we are working hard to reduce the number of these types of incidents."

The service is advising residents to store bins out of sight, away from their properties and behind locked gates, if possible.

It has also urged homeowners to leave bins out on the day of collection only and retrieve them as soon as they have been emptied.

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