Fire service issue warning after response to hoax call

Cars caught fire in Wolvey, Hillmorton and Rugby
Cars caught fire in Wolvey, Hillmorton and Rugby
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Beds Fire and Rescue has reminded pranksters that hoax calls can cost lives after a crew was sent to a bogus blaze in Houghton Regis on Monday morning.

Firefighters were dispatched from Dunstable to Cumbria Close after a call was received at 12.35am, but later found the report to be a malicious false alarm.

A fire service spokesperson said: “Our crews will respond to all reports of a fire...if it is bogus then they may not be available to respond to incidents where lives may be at risk.”