Time Incident Posted: 19:45 hrs

Incident Date: 03/09/2018

Incident Location: Incident Location: Whiles lane, Birstall, LE4 4DY

Incident Number: 12805

Incident Type: Fire Tree P3

Initial Emergency Call Received: 19:09 hrs

Fire and Rescue Service Vehicles Attended: One appliance from Birstall Station

Officer(s) in Charge of Incident: Crew manager from Birstall

Time Incident Closed: 19:50 hrs

Damage: Approx 5 square metres of trees and scrub involved in fire

Believed Cause: Deliberate ignition by persons unknown
Youths had been seen fleeing the area and Police were contacted and asked to attend

Initial Information: Call to tree fire in Watermead Country Park

Updated Incident Information: Trees & scrub involved in fire, 1 backpack and bucket of water in use.
Fire extinguished and equipment made up

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