Herts Fire Service warning over malicious calls

Fire engine

Fire engine - Credit: Archant

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.