ARSONISTS struck in Barnsley last Thursday on a busy night for the fire service.

Yobs set fire to camping equipment at a property in Highstone Avenue, Worsbrough Common, at 11.30pm. A crew from Barnsley Fire Station spent 20 minutes tackling the blaze.

Two hours earlier in Pearson Crescent, Wombwell a pile of litter was set alight by arsonists. Cudworth Station firefighters tackled the fire.

Cudworth Station firefighters were called into action again as a bin set alight in Regent Crescent, Athersley South. They spent 10 minutes at the scene. The fire was started accidentally.