Arsonists believed to be behind spate of grass fires in Sheffield

Arsonists are believed to be behind a spate of grass fires which broke out in Sheffield last night.

Sunday, 19th August 2018, 8:27 am
Updated Sunday, 19th August 2018, 8:40 am
Wensley Street (pic: Google)

Firefighters were called to six blazes within the space of five hours yesterday on grassland off Wensley Street, in Fir Vale, and the surrounding area.

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Crew manager Martin Ridge, of Elm Lane fire station, said his team was called out six times to grass fires between about 7pm and 11.30pm on Saturday.

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Thankfully, the alarm was raised early enough on each occasion that crews were able to extinguish the flames before they could spread and cause serious damage.

No one is believed to have been injured in any of the fires.