Derelict house goes up in flames in Doncaster arson attack

A derelict house went up in flames in an arson attack in Doncaster this morning.

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a terraced house in Prince’s Crescent, Edlington, at around 4.40am.

Prince's Crescent, Edlington, Doncaster

Prince's Crescent, Edlington, Doncaster

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They were alerted by neighbours who had fled their homes after smoke started filtering inside.

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Firefighters entered the burning house to extinguish the flames and search the property.

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They believe that a bed in the derelict house was deliberately set alight.

Paramedics carried out precautionary checks on some of the neighbours.

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.