Contents of skip are torched by arsonists in Eaton Socon

The blaze took hold in a skip.

The blaze took hold in a skip. - Credit: Archant

Arsonists torched the contents of a skip in Eaton Socon yesterday (Thursday).

Firefighters from St Neots were called about 8.30am to a skip outside a property in Howard Road.

A spokesman for Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “The crew arrived to find a fire in a skip containing paper and cardboard. Firefighters used a hose reel to extinguish the fire before returning to their station by 10am.”

An investigation found the cause of the fire was deliberate.

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