blaze extinguished by Burnham-On-Sea fire crew
plume of smoke towered over the outskirts of Highbridge on Tuesday
afternoon (May 11th) when fire crews were called to tackle a "suspicious"
were called to Alstone Road at 1pm, as pictured here, when a resident
reported seeing the thick black smoke.
large amount of rubbish was believed to have been set alight maliciously,"
fire brigade spokesman Paul Slavin told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
hose reel jet and other equipment was used to bring the fire under
is the latest in a spate of local fires that are believed to have
been started deliberately during recent weeks.
reported on other suspicious fires on May
5th and April 15th
at the former Highbridge Hotel site. Separately,
a car was damaged
on April 20th when a fence was set alight in the town centre.