A WHEELIE bin that had been set on fire on a footbridge over the A4174 ring road was tackled by firefighters last night.

The callout at 9.21pm saw the dispatched crew from Kingswood head to the bridge near Brook Road in Kingswood to handle the deliberately started fire.

Firefighters were successfully able to put it out using a backpack portable water source.

Shortly afterwards, at 9.59pm, a crew from Kingswood was dispatched to tackle a car fire on Tower Road North in Warmley.

The fire involving a Ford Mondeo, also believed to be deliberate, was put out by the crew using a high pressure hose reel.