PEOPLE deliberately lighting grass fires in Huddersfield are putting lives at risk, say fire officers.
Huddersfield fire crews were called out four times to grass fires on Sunday.
The first was at Old Fieldhouse Lane at 2.48pm and the second just 20 minutes later, on Riddings Road at Sheepridge.
At 5.43pm, there was a grass fire on a railway embankment off Scar Lane in Milnsbridge and another at 6pm at Farfield Road in Almondbury.
The timing meant all of Huddersfield’s crews were busy at once.
Watch manager Andy Flynn said: “It left Huddersfield without fire cover.
“If there was a big emergency, it would have taken time for crews in Elland or Brighouse to arrive, due to the closure of Halifax Road.
“We just want to remind people that setting this kind of fire could put lives at risk.”