Shed fire was arson, say fire service

A shed fire at allotments in Sutton Bridge at the weekend was started deliberately, it has been confirmed today.

Firemen from Long Sutton dealt with the blaze at allotments off Granville Terrace after it was report just before 8.50pm on Friday.

Andy Higgins, community fire safety manager at Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue, said: “Incidents like this tie up value resources and if a call for a life-threatening emergency had occurred at the same time, we would have to mobilise the next nearest fire appliance.

“This can increase the time taken to arrive on scene, putting those people requiring our help at further risk.”

A Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman confirmed that Neigbourhood Watch teams supporting Lincolnshire Police had been informed of the incident.