Charity collection skips set on fire in supermarket car park

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Two charity skips were set on fire in a supermarket car park in the early hours of this morning.

Firefighters from Halifax were called to the Sainsburys store at Wade Street, Halifax, at around 3am.

Two Oxfam charity collection skips had been set on fire, causing the donated contents to be completely destroyed.

A waste paper skip had also been set alight. A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said it’s thought they were set on fire deliberately.

Crews used three large jets and two hose reel kets to extinguish the fire and the scene was cleared by around 4.30am.