Fire crews tackle motorway car blaze and pub arson attack

By Adele Forrest | 14/06/2017

Fire crews tackle motorway car blaze and pub arson attack

FIREFIGHTERS were called to a car fire on a motorway and at a derelict pub last night.

Arsonists started a fire in the Oak Tree Inn on Oak Road, Wath, at 7.30pm.

Two engines from Dearne Station dealt with the incident within 15 minutes.

Fire crews also dealt with a car fire on the M1 motorway at around 9.50pm.

They were called to the vehicle which was between junction 35 and 35a northbound on the M1.

A spokeswoman said the fire was thought to have started due to an engine fault.

She added the fire was well alight when crews from Elm Lane and Tankersley station arrived and no-one was injured.

They left the scene at 10.20pm.

Arsonists struck again in Masbrough at 10.55pm on Station Road after rubbish was set alight.

A crew from Rotherham station was at the scene for 20 minutes.

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