Residents evacuated after arson attack at Sheffield tower block

Firefighters dealt with an arson attack at a tower block in Sheffield (Pic: Tim Ansell)
Firefighters dealt with an arson attack at a tower block in Sheffield (Pic: Tim Ansell)
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Residents were evacuated from a block of flats in Sheffield after an arson attack.

A fire was discovered on the 12th floor of the block on Callow Drive, Gleadless Valley, at 1pm yesterday.

Firefighters dealt with an arson attack at a tower block in Sheffield (Pic: Tim Ansell)

Firefighters dealt with an arson attack at a tower block in Sheffield (Pic: Tim Ansell)

Police officers ordered the evacuation as a safety precaution while firefighters dealt with the blaze.

Rubbish had been set on fire.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.