Firebug who torched more than 50 cars, vans and motorbikes in enormous night time arson attack is hunted by police
- The suspected arsonist is still at large and is being hunted by police
Firefighters battled a huge blaze after a suspected arsonist set fire to more than 50 vehicles in Sheffield last night.
Dramatic photos show a scene of devastation as the scorched remains of cars, vans and motorbikes at the pound in South Yorkshire.
Ten fire trucks were needed to douse the flames, which police believe were started deliberately.
South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service said they were called to a vehicle compound in Parkway Drive at 11.15pm on Tuesday night.
The service had urged local residents to keep their windows and doors shut before the burn was finally extinguished at 1.45am today (Wed).
More than 50 cars have been torched in a suspected arson attack overnight
Fire crews were called to a vehicle compound on Parkway Drive, in Sheffield
The suspected arsonist is still at large and is being hunted by police
A spokesman for the service said: ‘Firefighters were called shortly after 11.15pm last night (Tuesday 18 July) to a fire involving a number of vehicles off Parkway Drive, Sheffield.
‘At its height, 10 fire service vehicles were in attendance at this incident, including a turntable ladder.
‘More than 50 cars and two motorbikes were involved in the fire.
‘No one was injured.
‘The incident had been dealt with by 1.44am and the fire is believed to have been set deliberately.’
South Yorkshire Police said it was investigating the blaze as a suspected arson.
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