Sheffield Ski Village up in smoke in yet another blaze

Ttaken from infirmary road at 4.30 'Mon16/6/14
Ttaken from infirmary road at 4.30 'Mon16/6/14
Have your say

A fire which broke out at Sheffield Ski Village is thought to have been a deliberate arson attack.

Crews were called to the derelict former dry ski slope yesterday at about 4.25pm.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service used three pumps and hose reel jets and foam to tackle the blaze at the site.

A large pile of rubber matting material which was previously used to make up the slope’s surface was found to be well alight.

The fire, which was put out by about 5.05pm, is thought to have been started deliberately.

Star readers responded to calls to send in pictures of the blaze.

Reader Ian Hague sent a snap of the fire, pictured above, while Katie England also sent her shot of the fire, below.

It is the latest in a series of fires on the slopes, which have been subject to repeated vandalism.

Last month The Star reported that the venue is unlikely to reopen because insurance firms felt it too risky, according to its owner Kevin Pullan.

Much of the area was razed in an accidental fire last April, followed by several arson strikes. It has also been targeted by scrap metal thieves.