blaze this week at Highbridge Hotel site
firefighters have been tackling a SECOND deliberate blaze of the
week at the rear of the former Highbridge Hotel.
fire crews rushed to the site at 7pm on Tuesday evening (May 4th),
as pictured here, just 24 hours after they battled another deliberate
blaze at the same location.
jets were used to bring the flames and smoke under control amid
concern that it could spread to nearby hedges.
first fire occurred on Monday evening, as first
reported here, which means there have now been five arson
incidents in the town in the last three weeks.
Roger Tolley of Burnham Police told Burnham-On-Sea.com today:
"What these youngsters are doing is very dangerous and we
would urge them to stop."
who has seen anything suspicious should get in contact with the
police via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to give us further information."
added: "The re-development of the hotel site has taken longer
than many in the community expected and we have spoken with the
council and developer about it."
level of police patrols in the area is already very high and we
will continue to closely monitor the area."
reported on another deliberate fire at the former hotel site on
April 15th. Seperately,
a fence was set alight
on April 20th when a car was damaged in an attack near the town's
Bank Street Car Park.