MOVES have been made to protect two blocks of high-rise flats in Huddersfield from arson attacks.
New sprinklers have been fitted in the bin rooms at Holme Park Court and Bishops Court in Berry Brow to drench the seat of any fire before flames can take hold.
Two arson attacks led to the work by a specialist contractor which has cost Kirklees Council almost £5,000.
Fires were started deliberately in rubbish chutes and the bin stores.
The council's crime and fire prevention co-ordinator Brian Mellor said: "In both incidents, the escape routes were fully smoke-logged on several floors, making evacuation difficult and dangerous."
West Yorkshire Fire Service agreed that the sprinkler systems should be fitted at both 16-storey blocks. Flats at Southgate, Huddersfield, already have the sprinklers.