Sheffield flat incident caused by deliberate fire

Police and fire crews were called to an incident in a Sheffield flat earlier this morning.

Saturday, 9th February 2019, 08:54 am
Updated Saturday, 9th February 2019, 08:57 am
South Yorkshire Police and Fire and Rescue were called to the scene

The fire had been deliberately started at the back of the building. 

Officers were called to the scene at Batemoor Place at 5.06am.

South Yorkshire Police and Fire and Rescue were called to the scene

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In a statement, South Yorkshire Police said: “At around 5.06am this morning officers were called to a fire at Batemoor Place, Sheffield. South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue also attended.

“All the residents of the building were safely evacuated without injury and one elderly resident was advised to seek treatment for smoke inhalation.

“The fire was deliberately started at the back of the building where a pile of cardboard was set alight.

“Enquires are ongoing and anybody with information is asked to call 101 quoting incident 208 of 9 February.”