House blaze was arson

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A DERELICT caretaker’s house at a Sheffield secondary school was damaged after arsonists struck.

Fire crews from Mansfield Road were alerted to the fire in the grounds of Birley Community College on Thornbridge Avenue at around 10.35pm on Wednesday.

They arrived within a few minutes to find the single storey pre-fab building well alight.

People in neighbouring properties were advised to close doors and windows until the fire was extinguished.

The remains of the building is now due to be demolished.