Mop used to fight flames as Sheffield park has two fires in one night

The charred remains of play equipment after two fires in the same night at a Tinsley park.
The charred remains of play equipment after two fires in the same night at a Tinsley park.
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These are the charred remains of play equipment in a Sheffield park after two arson attacks on the same night.

Firefighters were called to Tinsley Green, Tinsley, on Friday night at around 9.30pm to put out the blaze, which was thought to have been started deliberately.

But that was the second incident at the park – as at around 8pm another had already taken place.

The first was put out by a local police officer and youth workers from the nearby Tinsley Youth Club.

Tinsley schoolboy Adil Mohammed, who has campaigned to extend the youth club and saw the fire, said: “The first fire was around 8pm, that was put out by a local PCSO and youth workers who used a mop bucket and plastic bin to carry water from Tinsley Youth Club to the play area to put the fire out that was started on the play equipment.”

South Yorkshire Police were also reportedly called out to the park on the Friday after receiving reports of illegal activity from members of the public.

Part of the park, also known as Tinsley Recreation Ground, is due to become a controversial new ‘super school.’

Work is expected to start on site this month after plans for the school were approved.

When open, it will accommodate 700 pupils.

Sheffield Council says the new school will move pupils at existing schools further away from the M1 and its pollution.