Two arson attacks among string of Doncaster fires

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ARSONISTS torched two jumps at Doncaster Racecourse in two separate attacks in just three hours.

Firefighters were called to put out two blazes at the Town Moor course in the early hours of yesterday morning - one at 12.30pm and another at 2.40am.

The fires were two of eight fires attended by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue across Doncaster this weekend.

Two crews attended a house fire in Wembley Road, Moorends, at about 9.45am on Saturday and the front door of a house in Old Hexthorpe was also set alight at 10.10pm. Both fires were thought to have been started deliberately.

A neighbour called 999 when he spotted flames coming out of a detached house in Station Road, Arksey. The flames caused serious damage to the kitchen after what is believed to be a fault sparked by an electrical appliance.

A hedge caught fire in The Avenue in Bessacarr on Sunday at 11.15pm and the flames spread to a nearby parked car. An investigation into the cause is still under way.

Firefighters also went to Ridge Baulk Lane in Adwick at 2am on Sunday after arsonists torched a car.

Garden furniture stored inside a garage in Chequer Road in Doncaster town centre was deliberately set on fire at about 2.10am today.