Fire warning issued

Firefighters tackle a deliberate field blaze on Wainwright Avenue, Richmond.
Firefighters tackle a deliberate field blaze on Wainwright Avenue, Richmond.
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Firefighters are urging children not to spend their summer holidays starting fires, warning that tying up crews’ time puts lives at risk.

The South Yorkshire fire service has dealt with a number of arson attacks involving grass and rubbish over recent weeks.

On Tuesday a field was set alight on Car Vale Drive, Richmond, Sheffield.

A spokesman said: “In hot weather the risk of a fire starting and getting out of control is really high. If you spot someone starting fires, contact Crimestoppers.”