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Former Doncaster office block goes up in flames in arson attack

Fires round-up.
Fires round-up.

An old Doncaster office block went up in flames last night in an arson attack.

Yobs are being blamed for sparking the blaze at a former workplace in Milton Walk, Hyde Park, at 7.40pm.

Firefighters from three Doncaster stations spent nearly two hours tackling the blaze.

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A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesperson said the blaze caused damage to 'office equipment' inside the building, which was derelict.

Elsewhere, arsonists set fire to a pile of litter in Pontefract Road, Lundwood, in Barnsley at 7.10pm. Firefighters from Cudworth dealt with the blaze.

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Yobs also set fire to grassland in Greens Road, Dunsville in Doncaster at 8pm. Thorne firefighters spent 30 minutes putting the fire out.

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Arsonists were responsible for setting fire to a wheelie bin in Easter Avenue, Arbourthorne, at 8pm. Birley Station firefighters put the blaze out.