Firefighters battle spate of suspected arson attacks in Sheffield neighbourhood

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Firefighters battled a spate of suspected arson attacks in a Sheffield neighbourhood overnight.

Crews from three different stations were called to a blazes in the gardens and porches of properties in High Green on Friday night.

Shane Toulson, watch manager for Elm Lane fire station, said firefighters there had attended a backyard blaze thought to have been started deliberately in Foster Way at around 8.45pm on Friday.

He said crews from Tankersley and Barnsley had attended two separate porch fires in the area, both of which were also believed to be the work of arsonists.

"That's three different incidents in one night within the space of about half a square mile, though we don't know if they are linked," he added.

Mr Toulson said the garden fire, in which rubbish had been set alight, had not damaged the property.

He was unable to provide more details about the other blazes and nobody from those fire stations was available to talk.

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