Herts Fire Service warning over malicious calls

PUBLISHED: 07:58 16 August 2017 | UPDATED: 08:19 16 August 2017

Herts Fire and Rescue Service issues warning over malicious calls

Herts Fire and Rescue Service issues warning over malicious calls


Herts Fire and Rescue Service has issued a warning after firefighters at two stations received malicious calls last night.

Garston and Wheathampstead fire stations were called to a report of a building fire in Newgate Close, St Albans, - a call which turned out to be malicious.

The call was made shortly before 10pm yesterday.

The fire service tweeted: “Not only is this a criminal offence, it puts lives at risk when valuable resources are committed when they may be required elsewhere.”

Shortly after 9pm last night, firefighters from St Albans attended a genuine call.

Two fire engines went to Hogg End Lane to deal with a compost heap fire.

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I should probably have taken the hint! Walking out into the garden recently an unprecedented flock of thirty or more crows raucously greeted me from the treetops at the bottom of my garden. Cawing and croaking these big, black birds clung clumsily to the top most branches and twigs, jostling and flapping to stay balanced in a constant flurry of feathers. There is always something ominous about crows – they are after all carrion crows, the vultures of the bird world – always watching for scraps and weakness that might mean their next meal.

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