FIREFIGHTERS hosed down flames at an industrial estate following an arson attack.

A large industrial bin was deliberately set alight in Telford Road in Bicester, at about 3.30am this morning.

Posting on Facebook, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews were able to quickly extinguish the fire to prevent it spreading.

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Pic: Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

This was made easier by the bin's location, away from any other buildings.

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The fire service wrote: "Our advice is always to site refuse containers, pallets, drums and others items that could be susceptible to ignition away from buildings and secured to prevent unauthorised movement - to limit any damage or spread should the worst happen."