Police investigate a suspected arson attack after fir trees may have been set alight

Firefighters with a hose reel jet battled to prevent the spread of a blaze from trees as police helped with traffic control.

By Jon Cooper
Sunday, 21 April, 2019, 15:17
Firefighters and police attended a suspected arson attack.

The fire had started among fir trees on High Street, at Whitwell, and it was discovered about 8.50pm, last night, Saturday, April 20.

A Derbyshire fire services spokesman said Clowne firefighters used a hose reel jet to prevent the spread of the fire while police safely controlled passing traffic.

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The police had also been informed because it is believed the blaze was started deliberately, according to the fire service.