Arsonists set fire to bin and fence next to house

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Fire crews and police were called to a deliberate wheelie bin fire close to a Wakefield house.

Wakefield firefighters attended the scene at Peacock Avenue at 5am this morning (Monday).

West Yorkshire Road Policing team said units had found someone had set a fence on fire and the situation could have been a lot of worse.

Wakefield firefighters were also called to Calder Close to deal with a potential water rescue at 7.45pm yesterday (Sunday).

Along with crews from Osset, Leeds and Rothwell, they conducted a search the by the waterway after a passer by found a dog barking at the edge.

After a two hour search with police officers and paramedics, they found nobody at the scene.