NEWS IN BRIEF: Sheffield house damaged in arson attack

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A TERRACED house was damaged in an arson attack when the occupants were out.

Firefighters called out to the blaze on Staniforth Road, Darnall, at 3am yesterday said the fire started at the front door and flames spread up the stairs.

A HOMELESS couple living outdoors in Barnsley lost their tent when it caught fire after a tea light was placed too close to the fabric.

Firefighters were called out to deal with the incident on land off Wingfield Road, Athersley South, Barnsley, at 8.40pm on Sunday.

A CARAVAN went up in flames after it was set alight in a scrap yard on Whitelee Road, Mexborough.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze at 11pm on Sunday.

A SPEED camera went up in flames in an arson attack on Regina Crescent, Brierley, Barnsley,

The fire was reported at 11.30pm on Sunday.

AN arson attack was to blame for a van going up in flames outside a house on Abbots Road, Lundwood, Barnsley.

The fire was discovered at midnight on Sunday.

A COW had to be rescued by firefighters in Sheffield after it slipped down a ravine and ended up stranded.

Specialists from the fire service’s technical rescue unit were called to Knowle Top Farm, Fulwood Head Road, at 4pm on Sunday and spent over three hours dragging the cow back up the banking.

SOUTH Yorkshire Police have been inundated with applications for would-be special constables. All places have now gone for its monthly recruitment sessions for September and October - and the next date with places available is Tuesday, November 27 at the Lifewise Centre, Rotherham. Call 0114 2197000 to book a place.

FIREFIGHTERS had to free a driver trapped in their vehicle after a road accident. Crews attended the scene on the A632 between Chesterfield and Matlock at about 1pm yesterday and the motorist was taken to hospital.