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Woman found dead following Barnsley house fire

A woman has died following a serious house fire in Barnsley.

Firefighters were called to the incident on New Road, Staincross at around 5:49pm on Friday evening (17 March).

Five engines attended the incident with crews from Barnsley, Tankerley, Dearne and Cudworth.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the fire, with the property well alight.

Sadly, the body of a woman was found inside the property. Two crews remain in attendance to carry out final searches.

The fire is thought to have started accidentally, with a candle the most likely cause. Investigators will now prepare their findings for the coroner.

Our thoughts and condolences remain with the loved ones of the woman who died.

 

This content was last updated on March 20th, 2017