Firefighters tackle 'spate' of garden fires in Middleport
FIREFIGHTERS were called to tackle a series of garden fires.
Officers extinguished blazing trees and conifers at several gardens in Buttermere Close in Middleport and the surrounding areas in the early hours of this morning.
Police were also called to the scene and are investigating claims the fires were started deliberately.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Fire and Rescue said: "We were called to an incident at Buttermere Close in Middleport.
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"Groups of youths were sighted in the area and the police were called.
"At least three appliances attended to several incidents within close proximity of each other."