St Andrews fights spate of wheelie-bin fires

Wheelie-bin fires are keeping the St Andrews fire brigade busy.

The volunteer brigade was called to several fires this week, including one at the town's recycling centre.

Deputy chief Winston Renwick said 10 bins were set alight at the centre about 1.20am on Wednesday.

The crew received another call about 6am from police after reports of wheelie bins alight around the Pareora township.

Renwick said there were at least 11 fires, but many had burned out by the time the crew arrived. Anyone with information can call police on 6879808.

The Timaru Herald