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Woman rescued from house fire

A woman has been rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out at her home on Park Road in Worsbrough, Barnsley.

Three fire crews from Barnsley, Tankersley and Cudworth stations were called to the incident just before 2am on Saturday morning.

When crews arrived, they found the fire contained in a downstairs living room, however the end terraced house was fully smoke logged.

A man had safely climbed out onto a flat roof of the property, but a woman was trapped inside.  Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus entered the house and found the woman unconcious in a bedroom.  Firefighters carried her outside and administered first aid, bringing her round.

The lady was taken by ambulance to hospital.

The fire crews used hose reels to put the fire out.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Animals safe after house fire

Fire crews from Dearne and Edlington stations were called to a fire at a semi-detached house on Chaucer Road in Mexborough at 11pm on Monday night.

The front door of the property was on fire.  Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus quickly put the fire out using hose reels.  The fire had been contained to the door area, however, the property did have smoke inside.

No one was in the house at the time of the fire, however firefighters found a number of animals inside including a dog and several reptiles, all of which were fine.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing.

Fire crews left the scene at 00:20am.

Stable destroyed by fire

Two fire crews were called to a stable on fire at 4:20pm on Wednesday afternoon at Waterslacks Lane in Sheffield.

Firefighters from Darnall and Rivelin stations attended the incident.  The stable was well alight when crews arrived.

No animals were inside the stable at the time.

Firefighters used hose reels to put the fire out.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.

Houses evacuated in Grimethorpe

About 40 properties have been evacuated in Barnsley whilst firefighters cool a gas cylinder involved in a fire on Nancy Road, Grimethorpe.

The fire broke out in a domestic garage at around 1.30pm.

Two fire engines remain on the scene, using hose reels to cool the cylinder and make the scene safe.

Nancy Road and Cross Street are closed as a precaution.

Officers will use thermal imaging cameras to assess the safety of the cylinder, before removing a safety cordon which has been put in place.

Workmen accidentally set fire to roof

Three fire crews were called to a house at Spotswood Mount in Sheffield at 10:50am this morning, after the cavity wall insulation caught fire.  Workmen had been using a blow torch to fit a new flat roof and it is believed this sparked the fire.

Fire crews from Mansfield Road, Central and Mosborough fire stations attended the incident.  One lady was inside the property at the time but was not injured.

Firefighters used hose reels to put the fire out.

Crews left the scene at 12:30pm.

Chemical incident at Asda, Parson Cross

Emergency services are dealing with a chemical incident at Asda in Parson Cross.

An industrial chemical was spilled from a vehicle in the supermarket car park.

The car park and supermarket are both currently closed. Deerlands Avenue is closed to traffic in both directions.

Firefighters are using absorbent granules to safely dispose of the chemical. There is no danger to the public.

Seven people were given a precautionary check up by paramedics.

Firefighters were called to the incident at around 12.10pm on Friday. Three fire engines and several specialist vehicles are on the scene.

Crews are expected to remain at the scene until around 4pm.

BBQ sparks house fire

Firefighters were called to a detached house at Chaloner Heights in Blacker Hill, Barnsley at 9.30pm on Tuesday night, after a barbecue spread to decking and then to the house and garage.

Four fire crews from Tankersley, Barnsley, Cudworth and Dearne stations were quickly at the scene.  All occupants were already safely out of the property when crews arrived.

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

Three dogs were safely rescued from the house.

Crews left the scene at 11pm.

BBQ safety tips:

•  Make sure your barbecue is well away from sheds, fences, trees and shrubs.
•  Keep a bucket of water and/or a hose pipe nearby in case of emergencies.
•  NEVER use petrol or paraffin on your barbecue. Use only recognised lighters or starter fuel on cold coals in moderation.
•  Keep children and pets well away from the cooking area.
•  NEVER leave the barbecue unattended.
•  NEVER put ashes straight into a dustbin/wheelie bin. If they’re hot they could melt the plastic and cause a fire.

Crews join Notts in battling woods blaze

South Yorkshire firefighters joined crews from Nottinghamshire in battling a blaze in woods near Rotherham on Sunday.

Firefighters from Matlby and Aston Park in South Yorkshire worked with crews from Haworth and Worksop in Nottinghamshire in fighting the fire off the A631 near Bawtry at around 3.30pm.

They used water jets to douse the deep seated blaze and left the incident at around 5.30pm.

There were several areas of fire, which it is thought was started deliberately.

Anyone with information about people starting fires deliberately should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Video: Firefighters rescue deer from canal

Firefighters have rescued a dear from a canal.

The deer was found stranded in open water in Kilnhurst, Rotherham.

A crew from Edlington blue watch used a boat to rescue the animal with the help of the RSPCA.

The deer was unharmed and released back into the wild.

Watch the video here

Derelict pub set alight in Doncaster

A derelict pub was set alight in Doncaster on Monday afternoon.

Adwick firefighters were called to the blaze on Shackleton Road, Clay Lane at around 2.30pm.

Initially, the incident was described as a small fire but it quickly spread and smoke was soon pouring through the roof of the building.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to douse the flames, leaving the scene at around 5pm.

Anyone with information about people starting fires deliberately should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.