Firefighters in arson warning

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THE dangers of arson will be spelled out to children in a Sheffield suburb in a series of visits to schools aimed at reducing the number of fires started deliberately.

Firefighters and police community support officers have launched Operation Equinox following a spate of arson attacks in Sharrow recently.

In addition to school visits, they will also be talking to children on the streets about the risks of wheelie bin blazes and other arson attacks.

They will be pointing out how arson attacks are a drain on resources and can put lives in danger.

Station manager Dick Hutton, from Central fire station, said: “We want to get the message through to young people about staying clear of arson.”