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Arson arrest Sheffield ski centre

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A 15-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson after Sheffield ski centre was set alight earlier this week.

The Ski Village in Vale Road was the scene of a conflagration on Wednesday (April 24th), with resulting investigations suggesting its cause was suspicious.Around 100 phone calls were made to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue (SYFR) as the fire's smoke filled the city's sky, making it visible to thousands of local residents.SYFR quickly responded with two crews from Central and one from Rivelin, spending around five hours tackling and putting out the blaze before leaving.

The conflagration centered on a shed and two large wooden outbuildings, both thought to be a part of the former children's playground. Nobody was hurt in the incident and the facility remains closed from two previous fires last year.

While there is no suggestion the ski centre hadn't been assessed, all non-domestic premises in England and Wales must have a 'suitable and sufficient' fire risk assessment carried out under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 to reduce the risk of fire. If the assessment is thought to have been carried out to an insufficient extent, the Responsible Person can face an unlimited fine or up to two years in prison.