Arson suspected in Plymouth railway sidings fire
POLICE are hunting arsonists who torched a pile of plastic piping on railway sidings.
Two fire crews tackled a blaze which sent thick black smoke billowing from near a storage building in Keyham this morning.
Firefighters managed to extinguish the flames using a single hose reel at the sidings in Admiralty Street at about 6.20am.
The pipes and electrical equipment on the outside of the three metre by three metre building were damaged.
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The fire was believed to have been started deliberately.
Crews from Camels Head said that a fire was started in a nearby bin shortly afterwards. It was tackled by their colleagues from Greenbank.
Nearby homes were not affected and rail services were not delayed.
British Transport Police and Network Rail attended to investigate.