A “large amount” of items inside a clothing bank went up in flames last night in a suspected arson attack.
A fire crew was called out to a clothing bin outside the Morrisons Daily Withywood branch on Four Acres, at around 11.30pm on Sunday (January 16).
The call-out followed another blaze just before 11pm in a rubbish bin on Sherrin Way, which was not thought to be deliberate.
An Avon Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “We were called at 11.33pm to reports of a rubbish fire on Four Acres, Bishopsworth, Bristol.
“One crew from Bedminster fire station attended and found a large amount of clothing on fire in a clothing bin.
“Crews used one high pressure hose reel and hydraulic spreaders to extinguish the fire.
“The cause of the fire is thought to be deliberate ignition.”
A separate fire which took place shortly before is thought to be “accidental,” according to the fire service.
The spokesperson continued: “We were called at 10.58pm to reports of a rubbish bin on fire on Sherrin Way, Bishopsworth.
“One crew from Bedminster fire station attended and used a high pressure hose reel to extinguish the fire.
“The cause of the fire is thought to be accidental ignition.”
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