Arsonists wreak havoc across South Yorkshire on Bonfire Night

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A firework was pushed through the letter box of a flat and another damaged a car last night, South Yorkshire firefighters have revealed.

The incidents were among dozens crews across the county were alerted to on Bonfire Night - traditionally the busiest night of the year for the county’s fire service.

Crews were called to a flat on Plowright Mount, Gleadless Valley, Sheffield, after a firework was lit and pushed through the letter box - damaging the hallway floor.

There was nobody in the property at the time.

They were also called to Lifford Street, Tinsley, Sheffield, when a car was damaged by a firework.

The night before firefighters had fireworks hurled at them as they dealt with a bin and car fire on the same street.

A JCB tractor at a company on Blackburn Road, Wincobank, Sheffield, was torched in an arson attack last night along with a car on Toad Lane, Brampton-en-le-Morthen, Rotherham; a Vauxhall Astra on Drummond Road, Parson Cross; a motorbike on Priory Road, Lundwood, Barnsley and a car on King Avenue, Rossington, Doncaster.

Firefighters were also alerted to bins on fire across Sheffield, with blazes reported on Martin Street, Upperthorpe; Norborough Road, Tinsley; Fitzalan Road, Handsworth and Constable Road, Gleadless Valley.

Rubbish was found alight across Rotherham, with crews sent to Rawmarsh Road, Northfield; Doncaster Road, Dalton and Wath Road, Mexborough.

A grit bin was also set aloght on Birley Spa Lane, Hackenthorpe, Sheffield.

Firefighters attended 57 incidents between 6pm on Thursday and 6am today.

Anyone with information about any incident should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.