Fires set on fields in Blyth

Fire on fields adjoining the Isabella Heap. Photo by Tab Hunter.
Fire on fields adjoining the Isabella Heap. Photo by Tab Hunter.

Youngsters have been accused of risking their lives by setting fire to grass and building materials.

Residents in part of Blyth fear the incidents could become a regular occurrence after a few incidents already this year.

Fire on fields adjoining the Isabella Heap. Photo by Tab Hunter.

Fire on fields adjoining the Isabella Heap. Photo by Tab Hunter.

Fire crews were called to fields adjoining the Isabella Heap on Tuesday, April 21, around 6.15pm.

Tab Hunter, who sent us these images, said: “If it’s not the grass, they set fire to building materials from the nearby new housing site that has blown onto the field and are never retrieved by the building company.

“It’s a regular thing over the summer months, just a good job last night there was only a light breeze or it would have been the whole field.”