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Man dies following fire on New Cross Drive, Sheffield

An older man has sadly died following a house fire in Sheffield.

Firefighters were called to the incident on New Cross Drive at around 5.30am on Friday (15 March).

Firefighters from Parkway, Birley Moor and Aston Park stations extinguished the fire, which it is thought had started in a ground floor room adjacent to the kitchen.

The cause of fire is currently under investigation.


Tree fallen onto hotel

Firefighters from Rotherham station were called out to Brentwood Hotel on Moorgate Road in Moorgate, Rotherham this morning at 6:30am.

A very large tree had fallen onto the building due to the bad weather.

Luckily no one was injured.

Firefighters assisted the hotel in evacuating residents to a different part of the hotel.

A dangerous structure engineer also attended.

Fire crews left the scene at 7:30am.


Flat fire in Sheffield

Fire crews have been at a flat fire this morning on Firshill Close in Sheffield.

Three crews from Elm Lane, Central and Rotherham stations were called at 5:40am.

On arrival a first floor flat was well alight.  There was no one inside the flat, however, the occupant in the flat above was trapped due to smoke.  Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus went up to the second floor and led the occupant down the stairs to safety.

Firefighters worked hard using two hose reels to put the fire out.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing, however, it is believed to be accidental.

Family pet sparks kitchen explosion

A cat is believed to be responsible for a kitchen fire and explosion at a property on Ecclesfield Road in Shiregreen, Sheffield at 5:15am on Wednesday morning.

The family pet is thought to have knocked the hob on, which then set fire to items on top of the hob and ignited an aerosol can which exploded and blew the kitchen window out.

Luckily a South Yorkshire Police Officer was just passing at the time and called for fire crews to attend, along with evacuating the occupants.

Firefighters from Elm Lane station were called to the fire and quickly put the fire out.

Thankfully no one was injured.

The fire crew left the scene at 5:50am.




Man rescued from flat fire

Firefighters from Elm Lane, Rivelin and Central stations were called to reports of a flat fire on Lytton Drive in Sheffield at 8pm on Monday evening.

When crews arrived, a man with mobility issues was still inside the ground floor flat. Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the flat and located the man and rescued him.

The man was attended to by paramedics at the scene before going to hospital.

Firefighters used hose reels to put the fire out.

An investigation is now taking place to determine the cause of the fire.

Toaster sparks kitchen fire

Fire crews were called out to a kitchen fire at a property on Wharncliffe Street in Hexthorpe, Doncaster just after 10pm on Wednesday night.

The fire started at a toaster which then spread to a teatowel and clothes left on the worksurface.  A woman and teenage girl were able to quickly get out of the property but were suffering from slight smoke inhalation.

Firefighters from Doncaster and Edlington stations used a hose reel to put the fire out and then used fans to clear the smoke.

The two casualties were checked over at the scene by ambulance crews but didn’t go to hospital.

Fire and Emergency Support Services (FESS) from the Red Cross also attended the incident to offer support and advice to the occupants.

Fire crews left the scene at 10:50pm.


Smoke alarm alerts resident to flat fire

A woman was woken by her smoke alarm after a fire broke out outside her flat at 4:45 am on Wednesday morning on Herries Road, Sheffield.

Three fire crews from Elm Lane, Rivelin and Parkway station were quickly at the scene.

The woman had already managed to escape the fire via a ground floor window as she couldn’t find her door keys, when crews arrived.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus worked hard to extinguish the blaze which has left the property badly damaged and no longer habitable.

The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

Firefighters are advising residents to test your smoke alarm regulary and to take a few simple safety measures to help you stay safe at night:

  • Make sure your keys are kept where you and your family can find them
  • Check your escape routes are clear of obstacles
  • Switch off electrical items such as cookers, washing machines, heaters, laptops and other electrical appliances, unless they are meant to be left on, like fridges and freezers
  • Unplug mobile phones, tablets, e-cigarettes and other types of charger- never leave them to charge overnight
  • Close internal doors, especially downstairs. If a fire does start, this stops it from spreading as fast

Towel in microwave sparks fire

Firefighters have issued a warning to residents after they were called to a fire at a home in Sheffield, which was caused by a towel in a microwave.

The damp towel had been placed in the microwave in an attempt to dry it but instead sparked a fire.

The occupant had returned to the kitchen and found the microwave on fire and the room filled with smoke.

Three fire crews from Central, Rivelin and Parkway stations attended the incident on Eyam Road at 10:20am on Saturday morning.

Luckily no one was seriously hurt in the incident.

Fire crews are reminding residents to:

  • Never place items in their microwave unless specified on the items instructions
  • Don’t leave a microwave unattended while on
  • Before using a new micowave oven, always read the manufacturers operating procedures and safety precaustion first

Woman rescued from bungalow fire

An elderly woman has been rescued from her home in Doncaster after a fire broke out in the kitchen.

Three fire crews from Edlington, Doncaster and Maltby were called just after 6:30pm on Tuesday evening.

When crews arrived at the bungalow on Leslie Avenue in Conisbrough the lady had been trying to get out of the property but was unable to find her keys so was trapped. A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus entered the property and rescued the lady through the front window.

Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire which was a chip pan fire.

The woman was taken to hospital by ambulance.

Crews left the scene at 7:30pm.

Serious house fires are thankfully quite rare. But if a fire does start, it can quickly cause a lot of damage and put the lives of you and your loved ones in danger.

By taking a few simple steps, you can massively reduce the likelihood of you suffering a fire.

Our top 10 tips for staying safe at home are:

  • Make sure you have smoke alarms on every floor of your home
  • Smoke alarms save lives, but only if they are working. Please test smoke alarms regularly.
  • Take extra care in the kitchen and never leave cooking unattended
  • Never, ever use a chip pan or any other pan filled with hot oil
  • Don’t overload electric sockets– most can only take a maximum of 13 amps
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children
  • Keep clothes well away from heaters and open fires
  • Put out cigarettes properly and dispose of them carefully
  • Don’t charge things like mobile phones, tablets or e-cigs overnight, or longer than the recommended charging time
  • Plan an escape route and make sure everyone in the house knows how to get out in the event of a fire


Restaurant fire in Sheffield

Fire crews have been tackling a fire in a basement restaurant on Chesterfield Road in Sheffield.

Five crews from Central, Lowedges, Parkway and Birley Moor stations were called just after 6am on Friday morning.

Luckily no one was injured in the fire.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to put the fire out.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will now take place.