Arsonists torch massive pile of fly-tipped rubbish twice in three hours in Desborough – keeping firefighters at full stretch

After putting out the fire, the firefighters has to rush back to the scen when the mountain of dumped waste was reignited

Friday, 11th June 2021, 10:23 am
Updated Friday, 11th June 2021, 10:24 am

Arsonists torched a massive pile of fly-tipped rubbish twice in three hours in Desborough last night – keeping firefighters at full stretch.

Fire crews raced to tackle the first blaze by Back Lane on the rural edge of Desborough at 6.10pm.

And they had to dash back to the scene just after 9pm when the mountain of dumped waste was reignited.

Arsonists torched a massive pile of fly-tipped rubbish twice in three hours in Desborough last night – keeping firefighters at full stretch.

Plasterboard, guttering and a fridge freezer were among a huge mound of rubbish set on fire by the offenders.

Firefighters from Desborough and Rothwell battled side by side to put out the flames and stop them setting nearby fields alight last night.