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Arson video hits YouTube

PUBLISHED: 13:15 25 March 2010 | UPDATED: 10:36 12 August 2010

FIREFIGHTERS have launched a campaign to reduce the number of arson attacks across the capital.

FIREFIGHTERS have launched a campaign to reduce the number of arson attacks across the capital.

The London Fire Brigade have released a new YouTube video where a firefighter talks about what people can do to reduce the problem.

Last year, about 30 per cent of fires were started deliberately, and although the organisation claim the number of deliberate fires are falling, bosses say more work needs to be done.

Andy Hickmott, London Fire Briagde's Assistant Commissioner for Community Safety said: "We're working hard to reduce it, but arson remains a real problem across London.

"People start deliberate fires for a huge range of reasons, from boredom, to natural curiosity, financial reasons or even as a cry for help.

"The easiest thing people can do to help is to ensure there's no clutter or rubbish lying around outside their homes and neighbourhoods

"This rubbish can be an easy target for would-be arsonists and increases the risk of you suffering from a serious fire in your area.

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