Suspected arson among four incidents attended by emergency services in Milton Keynes in 24 hours

The emergency services in Milton Keynes were busy yesterday.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 10:11 am
Updated Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 10:14 am

At around midnight on May 31, firefighters extinguished a fire in a skip, believed to have been started deliberately in Milton Keynes.

The Bucks Fire and Rescue service raced to a burning skip on London Road in Loughton.

A spokesperson from the Bucks Fire and Rescue Service stated that this was believed to have been started deliberately.

Bucks Fire and Rescue Service dealt with four incidents in 24 hours

A main jet and a hose reel were used by the one crew of firefighters at the scene.

Yesterday afternoon (June 1), another fire needed emergency assistance on Brickhill Street in Walton Park.

At around 4:10pm, a fire had broken out in the battery compartment of a van, firefighters used a dry powder extinguisher and removed the battery, to prevent further damage.

A man needed rescuing from a lift yesterday evening on South 5th Street. Firefighters broke the man free at 10:20pm, he didn't sustain injuries whilst trapped.

Almost exactly 24 hours after the burning skip was put out, firefighters were called out to extinguish a burning traffic cone.

The cone had caught fire in a play park on Tummel Way in Bletchley, just after midnight, one crew used buckets of water to stop the burning.