Suspicious fire at Halesfield 17, Telford

Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service firefighters were called out at 10.30pm on Wednesday 23rd February to a large quantity of pallets on fire outside a unit on Halesfield 17, Telford. As the fire is believed to have been started deliberately, we are advising the business community to be alert and report any suspicious activity to the police.

SFRS advice to prevent arson is:

  • Carry out a fire risk assessment
  • Ensure property is secure with adequate locks on doors and windows
  • Identify possible entry routes for intruders and take action to prevent such access
  • Minimise the accumulation of combustible materials in and around the premises
  • Provide locked refuse bins/skips and site them at least 8 metres away from the premises
  • Provide adequate security lighting
  • Consider installing CCTV
25th February, 2011