Smoke detectors raised the alarm at a serious house fire in Doncaster on Friday night.
Fire engines from Doncaster, Thorne and Edlington stations attended the incident on Sunderland Place, Tickhill shortly before midnight.
Firefighters used hose reels to tackled the blaze which caused severe damage to the ground floor of the property. A man in his 70s was given oxygen by firefighters and was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from smoke inhalation.
It’s thought that the fire started after soft furnishings were placed too close to a heater.
Group Manager Simon Dunker, who attended the incident, said: “This was a very serious house fire. The house was full developed in fire when our crews arrived on the scene and they did a fantastic job to prevent the blaze from spreading to neighbouring properties. Fortunately, working smoke alarms raised the alarm and the man managed to escape. It’s yet another reminder of the importance of having working smoke alarms and testing them regularly.”