Latest blaze on Sheffield estate sparks police investigation

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A fire which started in a front garden of a Sheffield property has sparked a police probe.

Two fire engines and crews from Rivelin station attended the blaze on Fox Hill Crescent, Fox Hill, early on Saturday morning.

Fox Hill Crescent

Fox Hill Crescent

Dry powder was used to put out the blaze just after midnight and police are now carrying out enquiries.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said: “The fire started externally at the front of a house on Fox Hill Crescent and police have now taken on the investigation.”

This is another incident on the Sheffield estate which has seen previous fires including arson attacks.

The latest incident on Fox Hill is the seventh time firefighters have been called out to the estate to deal with incidents since October 2014.