The petty serial arsonist/s continue in Barking. This time it was right in our face as the fire was right next to us. I’d just finished setting up portable shelves in the lock-up when we heard the shout, some African guy stuck in his flat with the fire below him. So for the very first time in my life I rang ‘999’ and asked for the fire service. The lady asked me where exactly the fire was coming from, to which I wasn’t able to answer. So then they had a mini-crime scene, complete with CSI-guy with camera and beer belly.