Arsonists destroy school sports gear

SPORT and gardening equipment has been destroyed in an arson attack on a secondary school in South Yorkshire.

Two large metal storage containers were deliberately set alight at Danum School in Intake, Doncaster, in the early hours of yesterday morning.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “Firefighters from Doncaster station were called to the incident on the school playing fields to find the shipping-like containers well alight.

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“Fire crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to extinguish the fire, which didn’t spread to any of the schools buildings.”

Crews were called out to the school shortly after midnight and left the scene shortly after 1.45am.

Meanwhile, a 90-year-old man also had to be rescued from his home in Sharrow, Sheffield, after a wheelie bin was set on fire next to his house.

Firefighters were called to the house in Rampton Road at 12.25am on Tuesday, July 31.

A fire service spokesman said; “If this fire hadn’t been reported to us early, this could have been a very serious incident. Luckily the elderly resident was not hurt.”