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An arson attack on a Conisbrough animal charity shop could have ended in disaster

Shocked volunteers at the Doris Banham Dog Rescue shop on Church Street arrived at work on Tuesday to discover a box of lampshades ablaze at the rear of the property.

Volunteers Denise Hancock (r) and Irene Marsh of Doris Banham Animal Rescue Charity, on Church Street, Conisbrough are outside the shop has been subject to an arson attack. Picture: Andrew Roe
Volunteers Denise Hancock (r) and Irene Marsh of Doris Banham Animal Rescue Charity, on Church Street, Conisbrough are outside the shop has been subject to an arson attack. Picture: Andrew Roe

Irene Morton said: ”If it had spread onto the roof it would have set the whole block on fire. I don’t know why anyone would want to do such a thing.”

The fire, which was discovered at 8.30am melted pipes and left the property smokelogged.

The other shops on the block include a wool shop and a second hand shop. Volunteers at the shop managed to douse the flames.

Irene added: “It smells like whoever did it has used petrol or something to get it started.”

 

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