Firefighters tackle series of deliberate fires overnight

Fire crews from across South Yorkshire tackled a series of deliberate fires overnight.

Elm Lane firefighters were called at 7.20pm yesterday (Thursday 16 August) to Standish Bank, Sheffield, where they dealt with a fire involving grass and trees.

Immediately after, at around 7.45pm, they were called to another fire involving more than 20 square metres of grass on Edge Well Drive, Sheffield.

Later on in the evening firefighters from Central and Birley Moor tackled a derelict caravan fire on Algar Drive after being called at 10.05pm.

There were a number of other fires, in addition to these three, across South Yorkshire during the course of the evening. Most of them are thought to have been started deliberately.

Even small fires tie up our firefighters and have the potential to spread and cause serious harm. Our ‘How to prevent arson’ page outlines some simple things you can do to help prevent arson in your area.

If you have any information about the above incidents, or any other deliberate fires you may know about, help us to help you – contact Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

This content was last updated on August 17th, 2018