Arson attack on field of crops in Doncaster

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Five fire engines were sent out to deal with a blaze in Tickhill, Doncaster, after flames swept across a field.

An area of land was set on fire near Meadow Drive on Sunday, at about 6pm.

A South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue spokesman said the affected area was about 90,000 sq metres,

A crop of tall elephant grass had been deliberately set alight.

Firefighters used hoses, beaters and water backpacks to put out the flames, leaving the scene at 9pm.

No-one was injured and property was not under threat, said the spokesman.

Crews also attended a woodland fire in Highfields on Sunday afternoon.

A quantity of rubbish in woods near Coppice Road was set on fire and firefighters used water backpacks to put out the blaze.