Arson attack in Belper

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a fence fire in Belper.

The incident was reported at 8.50pm on Thursday on Maple Drive where 15 metres of fence was ablaze.

The fire started in a pile of leaves and rubbish on the footpath and spread to the fence. An eyewitness said it could have been burning for an hour before it was noticed.

Police have now been informed that it was started deliberately and crews left the scene at 9.15pm.