Arsonists torch wheelie bins in Sheffield

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Arsonists torched two wheelie bins in Sheffield overnight - one of which spread to a nearby garage.

Firefighters from Tanksersley station were called to Cottam Road, at around 11.30pm and extinguished a bin fire.

When leaving the scene around midnight they noticed smoke and discovered another bin fire on nearby Sheringham Gardens.

The fire had spread to a timber building and to the eaves of a detached garage, but firefighters prevented it spreading further.

Residents told the crew that wheelie bin fires were an issue in the area.

Police were also called.

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