Fire in derelict Doncaster pub

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service.

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A derelict Doncaster pub was targeted by arsonists last night.

Firefighters wore breathing apparatus to enter the old Plant Hotel in Hexthorpe Road, Hexthorpe, after smoke was seen coming from the building just before 10pm.

They found a quantity of rubbish in a first floor bedroom had been set alight but the fire did not take hold.

A spokesman for the fire service said there was no-one in the building and the fire was started deliberately.