THE police are appealing for witnesses after a supposed deliberate fire at a tyre recycling plant.

At 5am on September 6, police received reports of a fire at the plant on Springvale Road, Park Springs, Grimethorpe.

Once the fire had been extinguished by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, police began a full investigation into the cause of the fire.

No one was injured during the incident, but officers believe that the fire may have been started deliberately.

They're encouraging anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 130 of September 6.