Posted: Thu 24th Mar 2016

North Wales Fire And Rescue Service Are Investigating Two Gorse Fires On Bangor Mountain

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 24th, 2016

North Wales Police and North Wales Fire and Rescue Service are investigating two gorse fires, which were deliberately started on Bangor Mountain. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The fires were reported to have happened between 6.30pm and 9.20p on Tuesday 22nd March. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Insp Andy McGregor said: “A joint investigation has been launched into the cause of the fires and we are appealing to members of the public who may have information as to how the fires started or who might have witnessed any suspicious activity relating to the incidents.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We will not tolerate deliberate grass and mountain fires that not only lead to the destruction of the mountainside and wildlife, but which can also put lives at risk whilst fire crews are dealing with needlessly set fires.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Kevin Jones, Arson Reduction Manager, added: “Deliberate fires place tremendous pressure on resources, with our crews being committed for a considerable length of time trying to bring them under control, which in turn delays firefighters from attending life threatening incidents. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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