Arsonists believed to have started blaze at Doncaster farm

Around 25 firefighters tackled a blaze at a farmyard barn in Doncaster this evening, amid fears the flames could spread to neighbouring homes.

Friday, 27th April 2018, 8:22 pm
Updated Friday, 27th April 2018, 8:26 pm
Firefighters feared the blaze would spread to surrounding properties

The fire broke out at a farm on Askern Road, in Carcroft, at around 6.30pm.

Five fire engines were sent to the blaze, at an open-sided barn containing scrap timber.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: "Crews worked quickly to tackle the fire as the building was close to some terraced houses.

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"They used hose reels to extinguish the blaze and started coming away from the scene shortly before 8pm.

"It’s thought the fire was started deliberately."