A GRASS blaze on open land overlooking Meadowhall was arson, the fire service has said.
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Crews attended a site on the hillside at Kimberworth — close to the M1 — shortly before 6pm yesterday (Tuesday).
Crews from at least three fire engines put out the blaze — covering about 100sq metres — with hoses and beaters.
Sheffield's Ikea store seen through the smoke
They were at the scene for more than three hours and police were called to help with managing traffic.
A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue confirmed that the incident had been recorded as deliberate.