Firefighters tackle spate of arson attacks in South Yorkshire

Firefighters dealt with a spate of arson attacks across South Yorkshire overnight.

Monday, 30th December 2019, 12:56 pm

In Doncaster, a wheelie bin set on fire in a skate park on Church Road, Edlington; a pile of rubbish was set on fire in an alleyway on Bainbridge Road, Balby and more rubbish was burnt on Princes Crescent, Edlington.

Barnsley firefighters dealt with a Range Rover and a Transit flat bed torched on Carr Green Lane, Mapplewell.

The flames also spread to a garage and caused heat damage to a neighbouring property.

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Firefighters in action (stock image - SYFR)

They also dealt with a car torched on Genn Lane, Ward Green, Barnsley.

A taxi mini van went up in flames on Poole Road, Darnall, Sheffield, this morning but the fire was logged as accidental.

Anyone with information on any of the arson attacks should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.