Six arson attacks across the borough over weekend

By Adele Forrest | 27/03/2017

Six arson attacks across the borough over weekend

A SPATE of arson attacks across the borough kept fire crews busy over the weekend.

A large amount of grassland was deliberately set alight near Kilners Bride and the Earth Centre in Conisbrough at 8.30pm on Sunday (26) night.

Fire crews from Edlington, Dearne and Doncaster were at the scene for 90 minutes.

Firefighters also attended a chimney fire on Cutts Avenue, Wath, on Friday (24) evening.

Crews from Rotherham and Dearne were able to attend to the fire from the grate area inside the house and did not need to go on the property’s roof, a South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) spokeswoman said.

Arsonists deliberately set alight rubbish on Carlyle Street, Mexborough, at 8.40pm on Friday and on Doncaster Road, Goldthorpe, at 9pm on the same evening.

Crews from Cudworth and Dearne station attended the incidents.

A Ford Ka vehicle was torched on Elsecar Road, Brampton, at 2.45pm on Saturday.

A crew from Dearne station was at the scene for an hour.

There was a spate of arson attacks in woodland in Maltby on Saturday.

The first fire was started deliberately at 5pm and was brought under control by a crew from Maltby station within 30 minutes.

The second fire was started on grassland near Blythe Road, Maltby, at 6.40pm, and was tackled by the same crew who left the scene at 7.30pm.

A vehicle was also found alight on Bawtry Road, Wickersley, at 2.10pm on Sunday.

The spokeswoman said the cause of the blaze was still under investigation.

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