Firebugs torch grass near SAFC’s Stadium of Light

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FIREFIGHTERS were called to a grass fire near Sunderland’s Stadium of Light.

Arsonists are believed to have started the blaze, which was reported on Saturday at 7.10pm.

A crew from Sunderland Central station spent nearly two hours dousing the flames on land in Keir Hardie Way, near the football ground car park.

The incident has been reported to Northumbria Police.

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