Avon Firefighters Visit Homes More At Risk Of Arson
19 March 2018, 12:08 | Updated: 19 March 2018, 12:26
Firefighters in Bath, Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset are visiting homes more at risk of arson.
Crews from fire stations at Southmead, Temple, Bedminster, Patchway, Kingswood, Bath and Weston-super-Mare will be taking letters to more than 2,000 homes.
It's got advice on things we can do to help reduce the chance of becoming the victim of an arson attack. That includes only putting rubbish and recycling out on the day of collection, keeping waste stored outside or in wheelie bins away from the house or flat and making sure litter doesn’t build up in gardens and hedges.
In 2014/15, 45 people in England died in fires that were started deliberately and 1,027 needed medical treatment for injuries resulting from arson.