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Flats evacuated after night arson attack

Flats in Hirstgate, Mexborough, had to be evacuated on Boxing Day night after an arson attack.

Edlington fire crews were called just after 10.30pm and found the kitchen of a ground floor flat was well alight but there was no-one in the property.

The fire was giving off a lot of smoke and three people in an adjacent flat were escorted to safety, while two people in the flat above were checked and found to be safe. No-one needed medical attention.

A fire service spokesman said the fire had been started deliberately.

n A fire at a house on Manor Estate, Toll Bar, Doncaster, on Boxing Day was also started maliciously but no-one was hurt.

 

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