Allotment fires in Hartlepool "could be linked"

Emergency services say a spate of fires at allotments in Hartlepool could be related.

Crews were called to an allotment at Haswell Avenue in the early hours of this morning, 24th February. Seven sheds were burnt down.

They were then called to Brierton Lane less than an hour later, where three sheds and a caravan were alight.

Fire crews believe the fires could be linked. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
Damage was caused to allotments in Haswell Avenue and Brierton Lane, Hartlepool. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees
The fire damaged several sheds and a caravan. Credit: ITV News Tyne Tees