Warning after spate of wheelie bin fires across Bolton

The Bolton News: Wheelie bin fires can put lives at risk Wheelie bin fires can put lives at risk

FIREFIGHTERS attended five separate wheelie bin fires across the borough between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Crews were called to a bin fire in Higher Swan Lane, Great Lever, at 7.18pm on Sunday. The fire involved a quantity of rubbish.

The second was reported at 8pm on Sunday, in Queensway, Kearsley, involving a wheelie bin in the front garden of a house. Firefighters. The police were informed.

At just after 1am on Monday, a crew was called to a fire which damaged a bin at a compound in Greenroyd Avenue, Breightmet, near Bolton St Catherine’s Academy. Police were informed.

At about 2.10am yesterday, a wheelie bin fire was reported at Bankfield Street, near Deane Road, Deane.

And at 3.20am, a bin fire was reported at Watt Street, Horwich.

A fire spokesman said: “Please ensure you bring your wheelie bins inside, except when they are being collected.”

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