Arsonists strike NINE times across South Yorkshire overnight

Fire service.
Fire service.

Arsonists struck NINE times across South Yorkshire overnight.

They set fire to some grassland in Auckland Avenue, Monk Bretton, at 7.45pm last night.

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Firefighters from Cudworth Fire Station dealt with the blaze.

Shortly after another grass fire took hold in Standon Crescent, Wincobank, at 8.15pm.

A crew from Elm Lane Fire Station spent 30 minutes tackling the blaze.

An outbuilding was set alight in Moorgate Street, Rotherham town centre, at 9pm.

Rotherham Central, Maltby and Aston firefighters spent 30 minutes at the scene.

At around the same time arsonists also set fire to a motorbike in Gregory Road, Gleadless.

Sheffield Central firefighters spent 30 minutes tackling the fire.

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A hedge went up in flames in Hoober Hill Lane, Hoober, Rotherham, at 9.40pm.

Dearne firefighters spent 15 minutes extinguishing the fire.

A pile of litter was set alight in Oldroyd Avenue, Grimethorpe, at 9.45pm.

Cudworth firefighters spent 30 minutes at the scene.

A car fire was reported in Winsford Road, Birley Carr, at 4.45am this morning.

Rivelin firefighters tacked the blaze.

Some litter was set alight in Brierley Road, Grimesthorpe, at 5.55am.

A crew from Cudworth Fire Station were called to the scene and spent 20 minutes putting the flames out.

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A wheelie bin went up in flames in Deerlands Avenue, Parson Cross, at about 6am.

Firefighters from Elm Lane Fire Station extinguished the blaze.