Praise for flats fire hero

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A young Doncaster man was hailed a hero for battling through toxic smoke to rouse his neighbours after a late-night arson attack at a block of flats.

Wayne Stead, aged 28, needed medical attention after he inhaled smoke during the drama which could have led to the block in Dunscroft blowing up because of leaking gas.

An old sofa awaiting disposal was pushed up against a door and set alight and flames quickly set fire to a door and started to melt an adjacent gas mains pipe.


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