Arsonists douse Doncaster shop in petrol before sparking inferno

Arsonists doused a Doncaster shop in petrol before sparking a blaze that caused widespread damage.

Thursday, 28th March 2019, 2:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th March 2019, 2:28 pm
Bank Street. Picture: Google

Fire crews from Dearne, Rotherham and Edlington were called out to the store in Bank Street, Mexborough, at just after midnight on Wednesday morning. 

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In a statement, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said the blaze “caused significant damage” and was “started deliberately – with petrol used as an accelerant.”

The brigade added: “Upon arrival two breathing apparatus wearers entered the premises and used a hose reel jet to extinguish the fire – which had been started deliberately in a number of different places.

“Nobody was injured in the incident and it had been dealt with by 1.40am.”