Fire causes £2m worth of damage at farm in Rotherham

One of the buildings which was destroyed in the fire Helen Smith said it was sad to see a lifetime of work destroyed

An arson attack at a farm in South Yorkshire has caused damage estimated at £2m.

Brecks Lane Farm in East Herringthorpe, Rotherham, suffered serious damage after buildings and equipment were torched on Saturday, 6 August.

Police are treating the fire as deliberate and are asking people to come forward who may have seen two men in the area.

Helen Smith who owns the farm said it was "devastating".

Over 30 firefighters were called to the farm at 16:20 BST after Ms Smith alerted the authorities.

Two buildings and a range of farming equipment are believed to have been destroyed.

The fire is thought to have been started in the building which contained 2,500 litres of diesel fuel.

Ms Smith said: "It was unbelievable. I could smell something burning and went around the corner and saw a fire.

"I jumped on a tractor and backed it out as fast as i could. As soon as i did that, the roof collapsed. I didn't think about it. It's devastating."

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