Busy weekend for fire crews

Bucks Fire and Rescue fire engine PNL-140429-103830001
Bucks Fire and Rescue fire engine PNL-140429-103830001

Firefighters from across Milton Keynes were called to a number of suspected arson attacks and several small fires over the weekend.

A truck was destroyed in a suspected arson attack on Ropley Way, Broughton just after 1.40am this morning, Monday. Crews from Broughton and Bletchley were called to the scene.

And a crew from Bletchley was called to a bonfire just before 6.45am this morning, on Church Green Road in Bletchley.

There was another suspected arson attack just after 12.50am this morning on Elder Gate in Central Milton Keynes. A crew from Great Holm used buckets of water to put it out.

And yesterday, Sunday, the same crew were called to another suspected arson in the open on Curtis Croft, in Shenley Brook End just before 9pm.

Last night at 7.45pm, there was a fire in household refuse skip, at the Community Recycling Centre, Chesney Wold, in Bleak Hall. A crew from Bletchley attended.

Yesterday, at around 2.15pm, a crew from Bletchley put out some bushes which had caught fire outside a house, in Lichfield Down, in Walnut Tree.

Also yesterday was a kitchen fire, in Sycamore Avenue, in Bletchley at around 1.18pm which was tackled by a crew from Bletchley and a car fire on Ropley Way, in Broughton just after 3am.

On Saturday, a crew from Newport Pagnell were called to a flood in a property on Pimpernel Grove, in Walnut Tree just after 11pm.

There was also a fire in an electricity cupboard, at Wetherspoons, on Midsummer Boulevard, in Central Milton Keynes just after 10.50pm. Fire engines from Great Holm, Bletchley and Broughton attended, along with an officer. There were 15 people from Bucks Fire and Rescue at the scene.

No-one was injured in the fire and there was a very small amount of smoke damage. Crews were able to leave after about 30 minutes.

A fire in a derelict house just after 9pm saw crews from Bletchley and Great Holm go to Hengistbury Lane, in Tattenhoe. The fire was believed to have been deliberately lit.

And at around 8pm, a crew from Bletchley tackled a fire in the open on Hawkshead Drive, in Emerson Valley.

On Friday night, just after 9.50pm, firefighters from Great Holm, Broughton and Newport Pagnell had to ventilate a shop and give safety advice after a candle was left burning inside the property on Church Street, in Wolverton. The 999 call was made by someone who saw what appeared to be a flashing light in the back of the shop.

There was also a bonfire just before 8pm on Friday, at Glen Fields, in Newport Pagnell and a grass fire at Great Pasture in Milton Keynes Village just before 7.20pm. Both fires were tackled by a crew from Broughton.

Crews were also called to a number of automatic fire alarms going off and a couple of false alarms over the weekend.