Weekend incidents 7 to 9 February

Friday 7 February

Firefighters from Rotherham were called at 7.14pm to a car fire on Ash Grove, Rawmarsh. Upon arrival they found a Peugeot car well alight. One breathing apparatus wearer used a hose reel to extinguish the fire. The crew left around 7.40pm and it is thought to have been started deliberately.

Firefighters from Cudworth were called at 10.53pm to a car fire on Mapplewell Drive, Barnsley. Upon arrival they found three vehicles involved in fire – a Vauxhall Vivaro, Mercedes 300SE and Iveco van. Two breathing apparatus wearers extinguished the fire and left around 11.50pm. It is thought the fires were started deliberately.

Saturday 8 February

Firefighters from Rotherham were called at 0.26am to a large allotment shed fire on Scrooby Street, Greasbrough. Upon arrival they used a main jet to extinguish the blaze. It is thought the fire had started through a homemade wood burner that had been used earlier. Crews left the scene at around 2am.

Firefighters from Central, Birley Moor and Parkway, were called at 2.50am to a fire on the 12th floor balcony of a high rise block of flats on Norwich South Street, Park Hill, Sheffield. This was a set of black bin bags that had been set alight accidentally by a discarded cigarette. Crews left the scene at around 4.18am.

Firefighters from Thorne were called at 11.17am to reports of a chimney fire at a cottage on East Bank, Stainforth. Upon arrival they found a small fire in a chimney caused by a log burner. This was extinguished by 12.22pm.

Sunday 9 February

Firefighters from Barnsley, Cudworth and Tankersley were called at 1.26pm to reports of a flat fire on Duke Crescent, Barnsley. Upon arrival they found a heavily smoke logged flat. The smoke logging was due to burnt food that had been left on a hob and forgotten about. They left the scene at around 1.51pm.

Storm Ciara

Firefighters and fire officers attended a number of incidents over the weekend to assist with the damage being caused by Storm Ciara. This included:

  • Pumping out a flooded cellar at a property in Hoylandswaine
  • Helping move a number of horses out of water
  • Extricating two people from a road traffic collision in Sheffield
  • Helping at an incident where a full window frame was blown into a care home

This content was last updated on February 09th, 2020