Destroyed van and trapped deer, among six incidents firefighters attended in Milton Keynes this weekend

Another suspected arson attack was among the incidents reported by the emergency services.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 11:22 am
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 11:25 am

A van was destroyed in Milton Keynes yesterday (April 25) in a suspected arson attack.

At around 12:35pm on Michigan Drive in Tongwell, a vehicle was destroyed in a fire.

In their attempts to salvage the van firefighters used two hose reels and one set of breathing apparatus, to stop the fire and limit the damage.

Milton Keynes firefighters reported several incidents in Milton Keynes this weekend

Three similar suspected attacks were reported in Milton Keynes between February 26 and March 2. All three incidents involved cars being set alight where the authorities had reason to believe the fires were started deliberately.

Since the country reopened there has been a rise in reports of burning rubbish, often reported by the authorities as being started deliberately or suspected arson.

Another incident where a fire was believed to have been started deliberately took place on Saturday.

On Paddocks Lane in Woburn Sands at around 11:30pm firefighters rushed to the scene. A storage unit was burning in a wooded area. Two engines were sent out, breathing apparatus and a toolkit were used to extinguish the blaze.

A wheelie bin caught fire on Sunday morning on Cheshire Rise in Bletchley.

The incident took place at around 10:45am and a spokesperson from the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service had the following report stating: "One appliance and crew from West Ashland attended. Firefighters used one hose reel and a thermal imaging camera.

"The fire, which was caused by hot ashes, caused heat damage to a patio door."

Firefighters rescued a Muntjac deer on Saturday afternoon in the Blue Lagoon Local Nature Reserve on Barton Road.

The incident took place at around 1:50pm and the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service crew used specialist equipment to separate the deer from the metal fencing it was caught in.

A woman got trapped in a Milton Keynes shopping centre yesterday. The woman was trapped in a lift at Midsummer Arcade in Centre:MK.

The incident took place at 11:45am and the woman was rescued without sustaining injuries.

Just one day prior two women and a man were trapped in a different lift in Milton Keynes.

At 4:45pm on Saturday at Witan Gate East in Central Milton Keynes, firefighters were needed to release the trio uninjured.