Crews attend two deliberate fires in same area

Two firefighters in smoke-filled room

Firefighters have extinguished two separate deliberate fires along the same street in Stafford.

Crews were called at 2.30am on Easter Sunday (17 April), following initial reports of a garage fire.

Firefighters from Stafford and Stone attended and found a bicycle garage, near Grey Friars, well-alight.

A short time later, crews located a further fire in a metal bin at the opposite end of the street.

Two breathing apparatus and one hose reel jet was used to successfully extinguish both fires by 2.55am. 

No-one was reported injured.

A fire investigation has since concluded that both fires were started deliberately.

The incident has been left in the care of Staffordshire Police.

Inquiries are continuing.

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