Barnsley tyre fire inquiry

Firefighters damp down after tyres were set ablaze at an industrial unit in Grimethorpe near Barnsley
Firefighters damp down after tyres were set ablaze at an industrial unit in Grimethorpe near Barnsley
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Police have launched an investigation into the cause of a fire at a South Yorkshire tyre recycling business.

Firefighters spent hours tackling the blaze, involving hundreds of tyres, at Eco Track, Park Springs Industrial Estate, Springvale Road, Grimethorpe, Barnsley, on Friday, at about 5am.

South Yorkshire Police said arson was suspected.

A spokesman said: “Officers believe the fire may have been started deliberately and would encourage anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity to contact police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.