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Heat lamp sparks barn fire

Three fire engines were called out to a barn fire at 2:50am on Thursday morning at a farm on Hardwick Lane in Aston, Rotherham.

On arrival fire crews from Aston, Birley Moor and Maltby stations found the first floor of the barn well alight.

Sadly, around 70 one day old turkeys have died in the fire which is believed to have started due to an electrical fault on a heat lamp.

Firefighters used hose reels to tackle the blaze.

Crews left the scene at 4:30am.

Firefighters rescue man from quarry

A man has been rescued by firefighters after falling down a cliff into a quarry on Hirst Lane in Stainton, Doncaster.

Fire crews from Maltby station and the Heavy Rescue Pump from Dearne station, equipped with the latest rope rescue equipment attended the incident at 9:20pm on Friday evening.

The young man is believed to have fallen around 10-15m onto a ledge.  A firefighter using the rope equipment was able to scale down the cliff to the man, securing a harness around him and lowering him the remaining 10m to the ground.

The man was then taken to hospital by ambulance.

Firefighters left the scene at 11:30pm.

Doncaster flat fire

Four fire engines and the turntable ladder were called to a block of flats at Grove Place, Balby Bridge, Doncaster on Thursday afternoon at 2:10pm following reports of a fire in a fifth floor flat.

On arrival firefighters found a small fire in the living room which is believed to have been started by smoking materials.

Two women were led to safety by fire crews, while a bedridden man was in the bedroom of the flat.

Firefighters quickly put the fire out, with no injury to the man.

The two women went to hospital as a precaution.

Watch Manager Dave Newton said, “I would advise residents to take extra care if you smoke, don’t light up if you need to lie down. You could easily fall asleep, setting the bed or couch on fire and to always keep matches and lighters away from children.

“Also make sure that you have working smoke alarms on all levels of your home. If you would like a Home Safety Check and free smoke alarms fitted if necessary please call us on 0114 253 2314.”


Fire crews tackle pub fire

Three fire crews from Dearne and Rotherham stations were called at 9pm on Monday night to a fire at an unoccupied pub, The Highwoods, on Elm Road in Mexborough.

Firefighters found rubbish, tables and chairs on fire in the bar area.  Wearing breathing apparatus they used hose reels to prevent the fire spreading inside the pub and managed to contain it to this one area.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Fire crews left the scene at 10:15pm.


Two treated for smoke inhalation after house fire

Two people were treated for smoke inhalation following a house fire in Stannington.

The blaze broke out at around 10.30pm on Wood Lane in a house which did not have smoke alarms.

999 operators gave survival advice to the pair, a man and a woman in their 50s until crews from Central and Rivelin stations arrived.

One person was rescued from an upstairs bedroom suffering from severe smoke inhalation. The other was led to safety having attempted a rescue.

Both casualties were treated for smoke inhalation. One was taken to hospital by ambulance.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Firefighters tackle large recycling fire

Update at 8am

Fire crews remain at the scene of the recycling fire in Darnall.  The fire is now under control, however, crews will stay at the scene for most of today damping down.


Five fire engines are currently at a large recycling factory on Clement Street in the Darnall area of Sheffield.

Fire crews from Parkway, Central, Elm Lane, Rivelin and Birley Station were called at 9:20pm on Thursday evening.

A large pile of recycling is on fire, crews are using hose reels to tackle the blaze.

There is a lot of smoke in the area and firefighters are advising people to keep their doors and windows closed.

An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place once it is out.

Chip pan fire warning

Firefighters have attended two chip pan fires overnight.

The first was at 10:30pm on Tuesday evening on Duncombe Street in Sheffield.  Three fire engines attended the incident, one man in his 40’s suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital as a precaution.

The second incident was at 11:45pm on St Catherine’s Avenue in Balby, Doncaster.  This was a mid terrace house and three fire crews were called to the scene.  A man in his 50’s was given oxygen at the scene but didn’t go to hospital.

Firefighters are asking people to take extra care while cooking:

  • Don’t leave pans unattended when cooking and remember to take them off the hob if you have to leave the room.
  • Take extra care at night, it’s easy to be careless when you’re tired or if you’ve been drinking.
  • Always keep the oven, hob and grill clean, a build-up of fat and grease can easily catch fire.


Two dead following Barnsley house fire

Update 2.30pm on Wednesday:

Investigations are continuing to determine the cause of a fire in Barnsley in which two people lost their lives.

A man and a woman died following the incident on Cherry Tree Street, Elsecar on Tuesday evening. It’s thought the fire started in the front bedroom of the property.

A joint investigation by the police and fire service continued on Wednesday morning. Investigators say it is too early to say for sure what caused the fire, but it is not thought at this stage to be suspicious.


Two people have died following a serious house fire in Barnsley.

Firefighters rescued an adult male and adult female from the fire on Cherry Tree Street, Elsecar.

But despite the considerable efforts of firefighters and ambulance crews at the scene, both sadly passed away.

Firefighters were called to the incident at around 6.50pm on Tuesday evening.

Three fire engines- from Tankersley and Dearne stations- attended.

A multi-agency investigation into the cause of the fire has now begun and will continue on Wednesday morning.

No further updates are expected to be released in relation to this incident until later on Wednesday.

Fire at Working Mens Club

Four fire engines from Elm Lane, Darnall, Rivelin and Central stations were called to the disused Bellhouse Working Mens Club on Bellhouse Road in Sheffield at 1:10am on Wednesday morning.

On arrival firefighters found the roof of the detached building on fire.  Crews used hose reels to tackle the fire, while using the Aerial Ladder Platform to attack the fire from above.

Fire crews left the scene at 4am.

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



Firefighters tackle house fire in Doncaster

Three fire engines from Adwick, Askern and Doncaster stations were called to a house fire on Milton Road in Carcroft, Doncaster at 9.30am on Monday morning.

All occupants had been out when the fire started, a woman had returned home and discovered the fire, and managed to get the two family dogs safely outside, however, a tarantula had already died in the incident.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used a hose reel to tackle the fire, which was contained in a bedroom.

The Fire Emergency Support Service, which is run by the Red Cross also attended the incident to offer support and advice to the family.

Early indications show that this was an accidental fire, however the investigation is still ongoing.