Arsonists wreak havoc across South Yorkshire


Arsonists are being hunted by South Yorkshire Police following a spate of fires overnight.

One of the fires broke out in a garage underneath the disused Park and Arbourthorne Club in Sheffield.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze on Eastern Avenue, Arbourthorne, at 11.45pm, and spent an hour tackling the flames.

A blaze was also started on a disused railway embankment off Northumberland Way, Ardsley, Barnsley and a field fire off Rother Crescent Treeton, Rotherham, was found to have been started deliberately.

Firefighters also dealt with a pile of rubbish set alight on Standhill Crescent, New Lodge, Barnsley and grassland found burning on Pearson Crescent, Wombwell, Barnsley.

A Fiat Punto found burning on Bowers Fold in Doncaster town centre at 1.50am today was also set alight.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.