Sofa, mattress and car seats torched in middle of Sheffield street

A sofa, mattress and car seats were dumped in the middle of a Sheffield street and torched in an arson attack.

Wednesday, 11th November 2020, 11:14 am

The fly-tipped waste was found engulfed in flames on The Circle, Manor, just after 7.15pm yesterday.

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Firefighters spent over an hour dealing with the incident.

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South Yorkshire firefighters in action (archive picture- Tim Ansell/SYFRS)

Fly-tipped rubbish was also torched on Guilthwaite Common Lane, Upper Whiston, Rotherham, last night.

A pile of rubbish was set alight in a park on Littleworth Lane, Monk Bretton, Barnsley, just before 11.30pm and just after midnight crews from Barnsley dealt with a coach fire on Longfields Road, Athersley, which is thought to have been started deliberately.

Sheffield firefighters dealt with an early morning arson attack today after a wheelie bin was set alight close to a children’s centre on Norton Avenue, Gleadless.

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

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