Firefighters called out to multiple rubbish and bin fires across Rotherham overnight

MULTIPLE rubbish and bin fires kept crews from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue busy across several locations in Rotherham overnight.

Firefighters from Birley Moor were called out to the borough's first incident of the night, a bin fire on Nursery Road, North Anston.

They arrived on scene at 7.20pm and were on scene for around 25 minutes. 

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A second bin fire called a crew out from Birley to Well Lane in Treeton at 7.25pm.

Within the early hours of this morning, a crew from Maltby were then called to a rubbish fire on Bethel Road in Eastwood at 12.30am

A spokeswoman from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the fire had spread to a nearby fence and conifers.

Firefighters left the scene at 1.30am.

The last fire in the borough overnight was another rubbish fire, which also included torched wooden crates that happened on Brecks Lane, Herringthorpe at 4.50am - with firefighters leaving the area just after 5am.

The spokeswoman added that all four fires were believed to have been started deliberately.