A SENIOR fire safety officer is asking people to think about the consequences of their actions after crews were called to seven deliberate fires this week across north Wales.

One of those incidents involved a rubbish blaze on the A494 in Mold and another rubbish blaze was reported in Plas Madoc, Wrexham.

Four happened in and around Llangefni and another happened in Talysarn.

All of the incidents happened overnight between Monday and Tuesday.

Tim Owen, arson reduction manager said: “This behaviour is completely unacceptable. We need residents to help reduce demand on our firefighters.

“Deliberate fires place tremendous pressure on resources, with our crews committed for a considerable length of time trying to bring them under control - which prevents them from attending genuine emergencies.

“Actions like this do not help us keep our community safe.

“I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to parents to tell their children to stay home and impress upon them the message that deliberate fires endanger lives.

“Remember - setting fires is a criminal offence and we are actively working alongside North Wales Police to combat deliberate incidents."

Anyone with information on such crimes is advised to anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or North Wales Police on 101.

Mr Owen added: “Please follow Government and Local Authority advice about social distancing - we are staying here for you, please stay home for us.”