Firefighters spend hours tackling three blazes as arsonists strike in Wisbech

ARSONISTS caused firefighters to spend nearly three hours extinguishing blazes in Wisbech on Sunday.

One crew from Wisbech was called to a fire in Osbourne Road at 12.50pm but arrived to find three separate blazes. One was a wheelie bin, the other was a one-tonne box containing rubbish and the last was 30 tonnes of waste straw.

Firefighters extinguished the fires and returned to their stations by 3.20pm.

If you have information about this incident, you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or