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Firefighters Tackle Arson Fires

Friday August 16 2013


Crews tackle two arson blazes Crews tackle two arson blazes


FIREFIGHTERS tackled two arson attacks on derelict properties in Monk Bretton on Friday morning.

The first fire started at around 3am in a derelict former pub, The Butcher’s Arms, on Judy Row. Smoke had been spotted coming from upstairs windows in the property.

Three fire engines tackled the blaze, with two teams of firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entering the building to tackle the fire which had been started on the first floor.

The second fire started at around 6.30am on Burton Road in the roof space of a derelict former residential care home. The roof was well alight and one fire crew from Cudworth tackled the blaze using a hose reel.

No one was hurt in either incident, which fire cause investigators concluded were both started deliberately.

Anyone with information about people starting fires in their area should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Reply Posted by Liam on Friday August 16 2013 at 12:23
its daft last nigh someone set all bins on fire on our street in mapplwell :(

Reply Posted by rich on Friday August 16 2013 at 22:04
saw the second fire didnt know that was a care home it looked like a small bungalow

Reply Posted by DAZ on Saturday August 17 2013 at 18:11
The done it to stop imergrants getting put in again

Reply Posted by Fred on Monday August 19 2013 at 18:31
DAZ, can you please repeat this time using ENGLISH !

Reply Posted by Gill on Saturday August 17 2013 at 19:59
So sad . Had some fantastic years at the Butchers :(

Reply Posted by flapper on Sunday August 18 2013 at 15:28
thats it thi meight stopped

Reply Posted by Claire on Sunday August 18 2013 at 02:24
My next door neighbours car was also broke into on the same night on same street as butchers arms!!

Reply Posted by Keith Challis on Sunday August 18 2013 at 18:33
Strange how all these former pubs keep catching alight....most of them with planning permission being asked for to knock down and turn into flats.

Reply Posted by flapper on Monday August 19 2013 at 14:56
its only the young uns trying to keep them selfs warm

Reply Posted by Thick lad on Thursday August 29 2013 at 07:19
They're going to turn it into a spelling and grammar academy for Daz...