Arsonists torch car in early hours Doncaster fire incident

A car went up in flames in a former Doncaster pit village in the early hours of Sunday morning after a suspected arson attack.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 9:57 am
Updated Monday, 17th May 2021, 9:58 am

Firefighters who were sent to fight the blaze said the fire on East Bank, in Stainforth, had been started deliberately.

A fire crew from Thorne Fire Station was called out to the scene at 2.49am, and were there until at 3.24am.

Firefighters are asking the public to help them crack down on deliberate fires by reporting incident details to a dedicated new fire line, FireStoppers, which allows them to anonymously report information on deliberate fire-setting.

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Call 0800 169 5558, or use an online form – www.firestoppersreport.co.uk. Once reported, the details will be anonymised and used as part of fire and police investigations.

Firefighters were called out to 3945 deliberate fires across South Yorkshire last year.

Figures show that Doncaster was the worst hit area, with 1116, followed by Rotherham with 1053, Barnsley with 989 and Sheffield with 787.

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