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Several Cars Torched Plus Multiple Callouts For Fire Service Overnight

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 6th, 2012.

At around 9:30pm tonight we had reports of two cars being set alight around Maes-y-Dre area / The Mount by Caia Park. No injuries as a result of the fire has been reported but a garage was damaged.

A local resident said “The cars are written off. Its a terrible shock for the owners”

It is reported locally that fireworks could have been set off under the cars.

We reported on Saturday (Story here) and on Friday (Story here) on more arson nearby – all involving vehicles.

Other fires were attended – not related to vehicles being set on fire – last night in the surrounding area, namely St Giles Crescent and Wyndham Gardens in Caia Park. Another incident in Castle Road, Coedpoeth has been reported involving youngsters creating a bonfire.

Update 9.15am:

Emma Tattum send these two pictures of more car arson overnight in Hightown. We are currently awaiting fire service press statement on the full numbers – as currently we have heard of five overnight for definite.

Update 12:30:

The fire service have issued a full breakdown of issues overnight:

Crews from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service attended 25 bonfire and firework related incidents on November 5th.

The incidents included:

15.55 Small bonfire Ruabon

16:05 Rubbish Fire Balmoral Grove Rhyl

16:25 Bonfire in Pensyflog, Porthmadog

17:01 Rubbish fire Aquarium Street, Rhyl

17:27 Rubbish Fire Bryn Hafod, Caia Park Wrexham

17:49 Bonfire left unattended Oak Drive, Colwyn Bay

17:59 Reignition Bryn Hafod, Caia Park

18:07 Rubbish fire, Coedpoeth

18:09 Rubbish fire, St Giles Crescent

18:11 Large Bonfire left unattended, Windham Gardens, Caia Park

19:23 Rubbish fire, Windham Gardens, Caia Park

19:47 Rubbish fire, Acrefair

20:19 Rubbish fire, Windham Gardens, Caia Park

20:22 Small bonfire St Helens Street, Caernarfon

20:32 Rubbish Fire Bryn Hafod, Caia Park Wrexham

20:34 Rubbish fire ,Bron Y Wern, Bagillt

20:41 Rubbish Fire, Madog Street, Porthmadog

20:48 Bonfire in Pensyflog, Porthmadog

21:15 Qty of timber on fire, Cheshire View, Wrexham

21:17 Rubbish bonfire in Tan Y Dre, Wrexham

21:37 Bonfire on football field Caia Park, Wrexham

21:58 Quantity of rubbish, Tanat Way, Caia Park

22:13 Wooden pallets on bonfire, St Andrews Avenue Llandudno

22:20 Qty of timber on fire Castle Road, Coedpoeth

22:30 Quantity of rubbish, Glas Gors, Caia Park

Gareth Griffiths, Senior Fire Safety Manager said: “Generally across the region the number of firework and bonfire related incidents attended on November 5th went down, and we’d like to thank our residents for working with us to help protect our community. Attending organised displays really is the safest way to celebrate bonfire season.

“However, we were called to a number of incidents of antisocial behaviour involving fireworks and bonfires in the Wrexham area. This type of stupid behaviour is totally unacceptable and we will be working alongside local agencies to tackle the perpetrators and reduce the effects.

“This type of irresponsible behaviour puts extra pressure on fire and rescue resources. Whilst crews are busy dealing with these incidents, there could be a real need for the resources to attend a life threatening situation elsewhere in the county.”

Apologies to readers, we didnt put in the car call outs earlier!

Crews from Wrexham were called to the following car fires last night – all thought to be started deliberately:

21:35 The Mount, Caia Park, Wrexham

23:22 Stanley Street, Caia Park, Wrexham

23:27 Green Bank Street, Caia Park, Wrexham

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