FIREFIGHTERS are urging residents to report the perpetrators of deliberate fires following a shed fire in Wrexham.
Crews from Wrexham were called to the fire in Ernest Parry Road at 12.33am on Wednesday.
The fire affected the double shed containing a number of items including lawnmowers, a patio heater, petrol and tools.
Police officers in the area alerted the occupants of the house, a couple in their sixties.
They were shaken but unhurt, as the shed is about 20 metres from the house.
The fire destroyed the shed and is thought to have been started deliberately.
Harvey Campbell, watch manager at Blue Watch, said: “Deliberate fires tie up resources that could be saving lives elsewhere, and put the lives of both the public and firefighters at risk.
“When crews are called to attend life critical incidents such as house fires and road traffic collisions, appliances are not diverted from this type of deliberate fire, the next available fire appliance is sent. This may involve a time delay which could prove fatal.”
To report any suspicious activity, call the police on 0845 607 1002 (English line) or 0845 607 1001 (Welsh).