Firefighters '˜disgusted' after youths go on fire-setting spree in Gosport

FIREFIGHTERS have had to tackle more than 20 fires in Gosport after a group of teenagers went on a fire-setting spree.

Sunday, 9th September 2018, 4:35 pm
Updated Sunday, 9th September 2018, 5:47 pm
Stanley Park in Gosport. Picture: Sarah Standing

The crew in Gosport have responded to fires in Stanley Park which are reported to have been set by a group of approximately thirty teenagers aged between 15 and 18 years old.

A spokesman for Gosport Fire Station said: '˜We are disgusted that a group of youths are repeatedly setting fires by dragging pallets into the park.

'˜They have also tried to set fire to gas cylinders which is extremely dangerous and will cause explosions. 

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'˜They can fly over 1500 feet and they can easily kill someone.'

Gosport Fire Station want to raise awareness of the incidents.

The spokesman continued: '˜Those children are wasting resources and if we are dealing with fires they set deliberately then we can't be anywhere else.

'˜It is unacceptable.'