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Parked cars block access to rubbish blaze

Firefighters attended a large fire involving settees, carpets and other household rubbish at flats in Sheffield on Sunday night.

Two fire engines from Central station tackled the blaze outside Castle Court flats in Park Hill at around 00.40am.

The fire spread to a bin store and heat from the blaze cracked window frames on three storeys of nearby flats.

Firefighters are reminding residents to park vehicles responsibly to allow emergency vehicles to get through.

Vehicles parked on both sides of the road made it difficult for fire crews to gain access to the site.

It is thought the fire was started deliberately. Anyone with information about people starting deliberate fires should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Brinsworth garage fire

A garage caught fire in Rotherham on Thursday night.

The blaze started at around 10pm on Mendip Rise, Brinsworth.

Rotherham and Darnall firefighters attended the incident. The detached building was well alight and crews tackled the fire using hose reels.

The fire did not spread to any other buildings and no one was hurt in the incident.

The cause of the fire is under investigation,  but is not currently thought to be suspicious.

Property fire at Arksey, Doncaster

Firefighters attended at a property fire on Almholme Lane in Arksey, Doncaster last night.

Crews from Adwick, Doncaster, Edlington, Mansfield Road and Askern stations were called to the blaze at around 21:20 Monday evening.

The fire started accidentally and all residents were safely out of the property when firefighters arrived.

The fire spread to a caravan and the loft space in a unoccupied neighbouring property, but crews worked hard to extinguish the blaze using 6 breathing apparatus and 4 main jets.

Rotherham pizza place catches fire

Residents of a Rotherham flat managed to escape unharmed after the pizza restaurant below caught fire.

A blaze broke out in Pizza Paradise on Wellgate in the town centre at around 5am on Saturday morning.

Two fire engines from Rotherham station tackled the incident which caused smoke and fire damage to the takeaway.

Luckily, the occupants of the flat above all managed to get out safely.

It’s thought an electrical fault caused the fire.

Wooden pallets on fire in Doncaster

Around 30 firefighters have been tackling a fire at an industrial premises in Doncaster.

The fire at Askern UK Ltd involved an area of wooden pallets about 100m x 80m in size.

Six fire engines – from Askern, Adwick, Doncaster, Thorne, Dearne and Tankersley stations- were at the scene.

A high volume pump was also deployed to get extra water on the fire, which was being drawn from nearby Askern lake.

There were no reports of any injuries.

Firefighters were called to the incident at around 3.30pm on Tuesday afternoon.

At 9am on Wednesday morning, one fire engine remains at the scene damping down.

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

Large fire at Sheffield scrap yard

Five fire crews were called to a large scarp yard fire at 7:15 on Monday morning.

Fire engines from Elm Lane, Darnall, Rotherham and Tankersley stations attended the fire on Grange Mill Lane.

A large number of scrap cars were well alight when crews arrived.  Firefighters used foam to tackle the blaze which was quickly contained.

Firefighters will remain at the scene for most of the day damping down.

There are no reports of any injuries to anyone and there are currently no road closures in place.

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


Photo: Kerry Parkin

Man rescued from flat fire

A man has been rescued by firefighters after a fire broke out in his first floor flat on Barnsley Road in Cudworth, Barnsley.

Two fire crews from Cudworth and Barnsley attended the incident at 10pm on Wednesday night.

Firefighters entered the flat and found the man (20’s) overcome by smoke in the living room.  Crews quickly rescued the man and he was taken to hospital by ambulance suffering from smoke inhalation.

The fire is believed to have started due to smoking materials.

Crews left the scene at 11pm.