Firefighters extinguish fly-tipping blaze believed to have been started 'deliberately' in Milton Keynes

Bucks Fire and Rescue service were required to put out a fire in Milton Keynes yesterday (March 21) afternoon.

Monday, 22nd March 2021, 4:32 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd March 2021, 4:34 pm

The fire service were required to extinguish fly-tipped rubbish in a field on Willen Road in Newport Pagnell at around 1pm.

One crew attended the scene and were able to put out the flaming rubbish.

A spokesperson for the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service said: "The only obvious source of ignition was deliberate rather than accidental.

Bucks firefighters extinguished flaming rubbish left unattended at Newport Pagnell

"Buckinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service is keen that people don’t fly-tip rubbish and that they use the facilities provided by Milton Keynes Council. Fly-tipping is illegal, an eyesore and can lead to incidents like this one.

"These fires cause pollution and in some cases they can spread and damage the local countryside and people’s property. In the worst-case scenario, out-of-control outdoor fires can have tragic consequences."