Doncaster arson attack sets caravan ablaze

An arson attack left a caravan in flames in a Doncaster village.

Monday, 14th June 2021, 10:31 am

Firefighters say the caravan was deliberately set on fire at 8:30pm on Friday on Planet Road, Adwick le Street.

A fire engine from Adwick station was sent to the incident. The crew left the scene at 9:05pm.

Firefighters are asking the public to help them crack down on deliberate fires across the county, by reporting incident details to a new fire line.

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In response to the 3,900 deliberate fire incidents they were called to in last year, South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue joined FireStoppers, which works in the same way as Crimestoppers, allows the public to anonymously report any information they have on deliberate fire-setting.

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

Figures showed 1,116 deliberate fires in Doncaster in the last years

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