Firefighters were called out after a shopping trolley was found burning on a Rotherham street.
A pile of rubbish had been placed in the trolley and set alight.
The fire on Fenton Road, Kimberworth Park, was discovered at 8.10pm yesterday.
Firefighters also dealt with a wheelie bin set alight in another arson attack in Rotherham on the same night.
The fire on Warren Road, Wickersley, was discovered at 8.20pm.
Police were informed.