Firefighters called to bush blaze in South Shields park after suspected arson attack

Firefighters were called to a South Shields park after bushes were spotted ablaze.

Monday, 8th July 2019, 18:58 pm
Updated Monday, 8th July 2019, 19:16 pm
The bush blaze happened in North Marine Park, near to Haven Point. Image copyright Google Maps.

A team from South Shields Community Fire Station were alerted to the incident in North Marine Park at 5.32pm today, Monday, July 8, after a series of calls were made to Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service.

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It is believed an area of bushes near to Haven Point leisure centre were set on fire maliciously, with two hose reels used to put out the fire.