“While we remain committed to delivering an effective and efficient emergency response across South Wales, we are very aware that many more families will be spending time at home, cooking, washing and using electrical items, which increases the risk of a potential fire.
“Diverting our resources to deal with deliberate fires will draw fundamental and valuable resources away from our communities, placing unnecessary risk on lives.”
Anybody with information on suspected deliberate fires can contact 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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