Arson at house kills two pet cats

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TWO cats perished when arsonists started a house fire.

Firefighters found the cats and brought them outside but they could not be saved following the blaze at 12.15am yesterday on Woodgrove Road, East Herringthorpe, Rotherham.

A flat in Sheffield was badly fire damaged when it too was set alight in an arson attack.

Firefighters were alerted at 9.50pm on Friday and discovered the ground floor property on Cowper Crescent, Birley Carr, well alight. There was nobody in at the time.

Arsonists also struck on Grange Lane, Thorpe Hesley, Rotherham, destroying a caravan containing four gas cylinders at 9.30pm on Friday.

n A FIRE in the kitchen of a semi-detached house on High Street South, Chesterfield, was put out by firefighters early on Saturday evening, and the smoke was dispelled.