Arson probe launched as firefighters tackle more hedge fires

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It’s the fourth local hedge fire this month (picture: HFRS)

POLICE have launched an arson probe after firefighters battled two overnight hedge fires in Hythe.


The first incident was reported shortly after 11.30pm last Wednesday as flames engulfed a section of hedge in Roman Road.

Having spent about half an hour containing the emergency, a fire crew from Hardley was sent to help colleagues tackle the second incident in nearby Yelverton Avenue.

The alarm had been raised shortly before midnight, with an eight-metre section of hedge alight.

Firefighters alerted police, who have classed both as arsons.

Sharing the fire service’s pictures on Twitter, police said: “If anyone has information as to person/s responsible for these arson incidents please phone 101 in confidence so we can investigate and deal.”

These incidents came after police launched an investigation into two hedge blazes which took place in Westbourne Avenue, Holbury, between midnight and 1am on Tuesday 3rd November.