Keighley firefighters condemn New Year blaze hoax

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Keighley firefighters condemn New Year blaze hoax Keighley firefighters condemn New Year blaze hoax

A malicious caller hoaxed firefighters in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Crews were called to reports of people trapped in a flat fire in Church Street, Keighley, at around 1.17am.

But when they got there, the firefighters realised it was a hoax.

Crew commander Michael Dunwell warned people against making such calls, saying it meant they couldn’t attend real emergencies.

He said: “People need to be careful with malicious calls. It’s wasting our time when we could be at other things.”

He said the police were now investigating.

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