Firefighters were called to Cary Parade in Torquay last week, after four industrial bins opposite Golden Palms Amusement Arcade were deliberately set on fire.
The incident, which occurred in the early hours of 27 October, saw Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service respond to the latest in a series of anti-social reports.
“The fire involved four large industrial wheelie bins that were well alight on our arrival. A fire engine from Torquay attended at 4.31am and left at 5.25am,” said a spokesperson.
“They used a hose reel jet to put the fire out. The fire was deliberate. Torbay Council were informed.”
Devon and Cornwall Police added: “Police were notified but didn’t attend – Fire dealt with the incident. The local neighbourhood team has been made aware.”
The incident occurred just one day after police were called to attend an altercation outside Golden Palms, which involved “an assault on a teenage boy.”
Following an appeal for witnesses, Devon Live reported that traders are “in despair” as “gangs of feral kids run riot,” with one Cary Parade trader telling the paper that “morale in this street is really low.”
“There are so many things that happen that people have given up reporting them.”