Car goes up in flames after crashing in Sheffield park

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A car was torched after crashing into railings at a park in Sheffield this morning.  

The Audi A3 was smashed and then set alight at Ponderosa Park in Upperthorpe at about 5am this morning. 

Ponderosa Park. picture: Google

Ponderosa Park. picture: Google

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Firefighters from Rivelin Fire Station spent about 30 minutes tackling the blaze. 

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There was nobody inside the vehicle and it is believed the occupants fled.

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A firefighter who attended said the cause of the blaze is thought to be deliberate.