Firefighters from Blue Watch at Highfields Fire Station have been out engaging with their local community in Beeston this morning (20 February), following a spate of rubbish bin fires over the weekend.
Crews from Highfields and London Road dealt with 14 separate incidents from Friday evening (17 February) into the early hours of this morning. An investigation by Nottinghamshire Police has led to the arrest of a 53-year-old man who is due to appear before Nottingham Magistrates Court.
A 34-year-old man who was arrested over the weekend in connection with the incidents was released without charge.
Watch Manager Jonathan Wilson from Blue Watch at Highfields, said: "This morning we visited a number of businesses in Beeston and gave out advice including ensuring that bins are kept locked if possible and making sure that they are emptied regularly so that bins are not overflowing.
"Our main aim was to get businesses thinking about the way that they store their rubbish and bins, and we would advise any business to keep bins out of public sight if possible and to ensure that they are left pulled away from properties, to minimise the risk of a fire spreading."
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