Gateshead: Two teens arrested for Saltwell Park bowling club arson
Date of alert:
Thursday, 24 March 2022
Emergency services were called to the century old building in Saltwell Park in Gateshead at around 8pm on Sunday.
An investigation into the cause of the fire was launched by Tyne and Wear Fire and Fire and Rescue Service and Northumbria Police who deemed that the blaze had been started deliberately.
Firefighters and prevention teams took to the streets alongside neighbourhood policing teams and officers at Gateshead Council.
They were appealing for help from the community to identify those responsible, informing them of the anonymous reporting tool FireStoppers and also ensuring homes were fitted with working smoke and heat detectors.
Over 150 homes were visited in just one day and TWFRS still have volunteers and firefighters working in the area to ensure homes are safe.