PIGEONS were saved from flames after a blaze tore through an allotment.
Fire crews were called to Barmston allotments, near Teal Farm, Washington, at about 11.20pm yesterday after a suspected arson attack on a shed.
The blaze destroyed two sheds and the surrounding areas.
Firefighters, who spent three hours tackling the fire, were able to save pigeon crees at a neighbouring allotment.
Police are investigating the attack.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to phone police on 101 ex 69191 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.