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Arsonists start blaze near busy Sheffield road at rush hour

Brunswick Road, Sheffield. Picture: Google
Brunswick Road, Sheffield. Picture: Google

Arsonists started a fire close to a busy Sheffield road at rush hour this evening.

Yobs set fire to a pile of fly-tipped litter on Brunswick Road, close to the busy Derek Dooley Way, in Burngreave at just after 5.30pm.

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A crew from Sheffield Central Fire Station was called out and spent 20 minutes tackling the fire.

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A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said the blaze is "believed to have been started deliberately."

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No details about any injuries to people were given but there are not believed to be any casualties.