Fire on Doncaster estate last night 'deliberately started'

Firefighters spent 30 minutes tackling a deliberately started rubbish fire on a Doncaster estate last night

Friday, 7th May 2021, 10:26 am

Adwick firefighters were called out to deal with the blaze at 9:55pm on Central Avenue, Woodlands. The crew left the scene at 10:25pm.

It is one of the latest deliberately started blaze in the borough.

Firefighters are asking the public to help them crack down on deliberate fires across the county, by reporting incident details to a dedicated 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 has joined up with an arm of the national charity, Crimestoppers.

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 – Once reported, the details will be anonymised and used as part of fire and police investigations.

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