Firefighters tackle derelict house fire

Firefighters from Doncaster and Edlington were called to a derelict terraced house at 4.41am this morning (Friday 10 May).

Upon arrival they found the property, on Princes Crescent in Edlington, well alight – with neighbours already outside their homes due to smoke entering their properties.

Breathing apparatus wearers entered the house and had extinguished the fire, which had started in a downstairs living area, by 5.10am. They then proceeded to clear the smoke using a positive pressure ventilation fan.

It is believed the fire had been started deliberately by somebody setting fire to a bed within the property.

There were no injuries but staff from Yorkshire Ambulance Service did attend to carry out precautionary checks on some of the neighbours.

 

This content was last updated on May 10th, 2019