Pictures show shocking damage to Doncaster shop after car crashes into its front and catches fire

Pictures have revealed the devastation caused to Doncaster shop after a car crashed into its front and caught fire.

Tuesday, 4th May 2021, 4:40 pm

The pictures, taken today, show the boarded up face of the shop, on King Street, right in the centre of the town, after the blaze broke out at around 1am today.

The building is believed to have been a tanning studio.

Now the fire is out, but the pictures show how the shop’s sign above the door has been burned away almost completed.

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The business on King Street, which was set on fire after a Car crashed into the front. Picture: NDFP-04-05-21-ThorneFire 2-NMSY

A window on the upstairs floor was also boarded up, and its frame blacked and charred, and guttering has melted away by the heat of the flames.

A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police were called at around 1am to reports of a collision in King Street, Thorne.

“It is reported that a car had crashed into a storefront. After the collision, two men got out of the vehicle and set the car alight before fleeing in a dark-coloured BMW.

“Emergency services attended the scene and the fire was extinguished.

The business on King Street, which was set on fire after a Car crashed into the front. Picture: NDFP-04-05-21-ThorneFire 1-NMSY

"The road was closed whilst they carried out their work.

“The car was recovered and the road re-opened at around 8:30am.

“Enquiries are ongoing to find those responsible.”

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “Three fire crews from Thorne and Doncaster stations were called out to a car fire which had gone into a shop

The business on King Street, which was set on fire after a Car crashed into the front. Picture: NDFP-04-05-21-ThorneFire 3-NMSY

“The fire is believed to have been started deliberately. Crews left the scene at 2:40am.”

Anyone with information that might help police in their enquiries is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 39 of 4 May.

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