Crags ablaze as fire breaks out over weekend near Doncaster

This was the scene that greeted firefighters over the weekend as fire broke out on crags near Doncaster

By David Kessen
Monday, 19th April 2021, 7:38 am

The pictures were tweeted by South Yorkshire Police officers yesterday who saw the blaze at Maltby crags.

The dramatic pictures show flames leaping and smoke rising from the blackened ground which has been charred by the heat of the fire at the crags in the former South Yorkshire mining town.

Firefighters were called out to the scene by members of the public who had already seen that the blaze had broken out, and crews put the flames out.

Fire at Maltby Crags

A police spokesman said: “Officers spotted smoke in Maltby and were met with scenes normally seen on the news. Exact cause of the fire on the Crags is not yet known.

“SYFR (South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue) had already been contacted by passers by and the firefighters promptly had a water fight with the flames and won.”

In these confusing and worrying times, local journalism is more vital than ever. Thanks to everyone who helps us ask the questions that matter by taking out a subscription or buying a paper. We stand together. Nancy Fielder, editor.