Friday 8 January
Firefighters from Elm Lane were called to Willington Road, Sheffield, at 7pm. Upon arrival they found a Toyota Aygo well alight. This had been abandoned on the street and it is thought the fire was started deliberately. This was dealt with by 7.33pm.
Firefighters from Parkway were called to Archdale Close, Sheffield, at 9.37pm. Upon arrival they found two cars well alight. This was dealt with by 10.16pm and it is thought both fires were started deliberately.
Saturday 9 January
Firefighters from Elm Lane, Central and Rivelin were called to a property on Wadsley Lane, Sheffield, at 0.08am. Upon arrival they found a fire within a cooker and a smoke logged kitchen. This had started accidentally, when the occupier had left the oven to warm up. Nobody was injured, owing to quick actions by the occupier to evacuate their family, and the fire was dealt with by 0.56am.
Firefighters from Central and Birley Moor were called to Leighton Road, Sheffield, at 12.13pm. Upon arrival they found there had been a two car, head on collision. One woman was trapped in a car by her injuries. Crews removed the roof of the car and extricated the casualty with a longboard, before handing her over to the ambulance service. This was dealt with by 1.37pm.
Firefighters from Maltby and Rotherham were called to Gerard Road, Wellgate, at 6.58pm. Upon arrival they found there had been a two car collision. One man was trapped by his injuries. Crews worked with the ambulance service and used a ‘tunnelling’ technique (where the drivers seat is fully reclined and the back seats are removed to create an escape route) before extricating the casualty on a long board. This was dealt with by 8.32pm.
Firefighters from Central were called to Devonshire Courtyard, Wellington Street, Sheffield, at 8.07pm. Upon arrival they found a wall heater, in a flat, was setting fire to the floor. This was dealt with by 8.21pm.
Sunday 10 January
Firefighters from Central and Rivelin were called to house on Benty Lane, Sheffield, at 9.31pm. Upon arrival they found a fire – which had started in a chip pan – was out on arrival. This was dealt with by 10.23pm and nobody was injured.