ALL but one of the fires reported to the fire service in Barnsley this week were started deliberately.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called to five incidents across the borough over the last week - the only blaze not started deliberately was a house fire.

A JCB was set alight deliberately on Lund Hill Lane in Royston on Saturday morning and a skip in Thurnscoe later on in the week


Three fire crews from Cudworth, Tankersley and Dearne stations attended a premise fire at 7.10pm on Palm Street, Old Town on September 26.

The fire was accidental and was in the basement involving batteries.

The crews left the scene at 7.55pm.