Video: Spate of arson attacks on Halifax estate

Firefighters had to deal with a series of arson attacks in a 50 metre radius into the early hours of this morning.

Halifax crews were initially called to Mile Cross Road, Halifax, at 11.45pm, to a rubbish fire at the rear of a house.

One of the fires at Mile Cross, Halifax.

One of the fires at Mile Cross, Halifax.

However, when they arrived, they soon found other deliberate fires on the same street and on nearby Mile Cross Terrace.

Firefighters from Elland and Illingworth had to be drafted in to help Halifax crews who were an engine short as they were attending the Ferrybridge Power Station fire.

They had to contend with bags of rubbish set on fire down one of the gables as well as settees and timber that had been left in the gardens of two other houses.

Halifax watch commander Dave Berry has warned people not to leave piles of old furniture and rubbish in gardens unattended.

“Leaving settees and rubbish in fire is inviting people to start deliberate fires.

“These deliberate fires have the potential to much larger and dangerous incidents if the rubbish is leant up against something such as a fence or house.

“We are urging people to take the bags rubbish or waste to tips or dispose of them in the correct manner.”