Arsonists set fire to a waste paper bin in Harborough town centre in the early hours of Saturday.
The fire service was notified after the small fire in Walcot Road at 2.31am, said the Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service daily report log.
The suspected cause was ‘deliberate ignition’, said the log.
No action was required by firefighters as the fire was out when they arrived on the scene, said the report.
Story by Alex Blackwell
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