FIREFIGHTERS tackled a dozen burning cars in North Anston yesterday morning — targets of a suspected arson attack.
The blaze at O C Motor Repairs on Houghton Road took one crew from Doncaster station two hours to put out.
They attended the scene at around 12.45am, leaving at around 3am. Fire investigators believe that the blaze was started deliberately.
Crews responded to several other vehicle fires over the weekend, all of which are thought to have been started deliberately.
One engine from Rotherham station attended a car fire on Creswick Road, East Herringthorpe at 11.30pm on Friday and spent around half an hour putting it out.
A crew from Maltby station tackled a burning BMW on Carlyle Road, Maltby at 2.40am on Saturday, leaving the scene at around 3.10am.
One engine from Dearne station attended a burning motorbike on Symonds Avenue, Rawmarsh this morning.
Firefighters arrived at around 2.30am, leaving the scene around 15 minutes later.
Crews also attended fires at two homes, both of which are thought to have been accidental.
Two engines from Rotherham station attended a fire which engulfed a garage and two sheds on Campbell Drive, Herringthorpe at 8.30pm. They left the scene at around 11pm.
Two teams from Dearne and Doncaster stations fought a house fire at Elm Road, Mexborough on Sunday morning.
They arrived at around 11am, leaving at around 11.40am. One female occupant was hospitalised for smoke inhalation — no other injuries were reported.
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