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Firefighters tackle Monk Bretton blaze

Firefighters are tackling a fire at a derelict building on Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton.

Fire engines from Barnsley and Cudworth fire stations are tackling the blaze using hose reels.

Firefighters were called to the incident just after 3.15pm on Wednesday (9 January).

Derelict pub fire in Rotherham

Six fire engines have been tackling a large fire overnight at a derelict Sports and Social Club at Willowgarth in Rawmarsh.

Fire crews from Rotherham, Dearne, Maltby, Edlington, Parkway and Elm Lane stations were called to the blaze at 12:30am on Christmas Eve.

The building was well alight with two floors involved in the fire.

Crews wearing breathing apparatus used main jets to fight the fire.

Three fire engines still remain at the scene this morning (9am).

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

Smoke alarm alerts woman to fire in her home

A woman had a lucky escape from a fire at her home after the smoke alarm sounded and woke her up.

Firefighters were called to the flat on Lowedges Road in Sheffield at 5am on Thursday morning.

The fire was in a porch area to the rear of her ground floor flat.

The woman was already out of her home when crews arrived, she was suffering from slight smoke inhalation and went to hospital for a check up.

The three fire crews from Lowedges, Central and Rotherham used hose reels to put the fire out.

An investigation into the cause of the fire in now underway.

Had it not been for the smoke alarm alerting her to the fire this could have been a very serious incident.

Firefighters are now reminding residents that if a fire does start, smoke alarms can give you an early warning, giving you the vital extra seconds needed to escape. But smoke alarms only save lives if they are working properly. To ensure your smoke alarms are working when you need them:

  • Test regularly by holding down the ‘test’ button until it beeps
  • Change the battery when the low battery warning operates
  • Make sure they are free from dust and dirt


Scrap yard fire in Royston

Firefighters are currently tackling a fire at a scrap metal yard on Boulder Bridge Lane in Royston, Barnsley.

Crews were called at 6am on Saturday morning to reports of a pile of scrap metal on fire.  Five fire engines are at the scene from Barnsley, Cudworth, Dearne, Tankersley and South Kirby.

The incident is expected to be scaled down soon but fire crews are expected to be at the scene for most of the morning.

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



Attack on firefighters in Sheffield condemned

Fire officers have reacted angrily to reports that their crews were attacked at an incident in Sheffield on Tuesday (31 October).

Firefighters from three Sheffield fire stations were responding to a fire at a terraced house which had been deliberately set on fire due to a firework device being thrown into the property on Lifford Street in Sheffield at around 8pm.

Whilst tackling the blaze, objects including fireworks and eggs were thrown at the crews. Luckily no firefighters were injured.

Area Manager Tony Carlin at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said; “We are absolutely appalled that our firefighters appear to have been targeted in this way.

“Attacks like this place the safety of our firefighters, and the people they are trying to protect, at risk. Thankfully, this type of incident is extremely rare in South Yorkshire and it is only a tiny minority of people who would ever consider acting in such an irresponsible and dangerous way.

“However, even one attack on a firefighter is completely unacceptable – and we will work alongside the police to fully investigate any attacks and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice.”

The Assaults on Emergency Services Workers (Offences) Act 2018- also known as ‘Protect the Protectors’- received Royal Assent earlier this year and has come into force this month. Firefighters, police officers, prison officers and NHS staff are among those covered by the new law, which introduces tougher sentences for people who attack emergency services personnel.

If you have any information about this attack please call police 101.


Man rescued from flat fire

A man has been led to safety after a fire at his home on The Maltings in Canklow, Rotherham on Tuesday evening at 9:30pm.

Firefighters from Rotherham station responded to the call of a man trapped in a first flat.

Control room staff gave fire survival guidance to the man keeping him safe while the firefighters arrived at the scene.

The fire was in the ground floor entrance to his flat, blocking his escape route.

Firefighters quickly put the fire out and then led the man to safety.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.


Old Coroners Court building fire

Fire crews were called to the Old Coroners Court building on Nursery Street in Sheffield at 10:40pm on Sunday night.

Five fire engines attended the unused building.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the fire which was on the first floor.

Crews left the scene at 1:30am.

The fire is believed to have been started deliberately.

Industrial containers fire in Doncaster

Four Industrial containers, two forklift trucks and a car were all involved in one fire last night.

Fire crews from Edlington and Doncaster stations attended the incident at 9:40pm on Tuesday night on Common Lane in Clifton, Doncaster.

The containers were well alight when crews arrvied. Firefighters spent three hours at the scene tackling the blaze.

This morning (Wednesday 10th October) firefighters are now back at the scene following the fire reigniting. Three crews are currently in attendance and are working hard to fully extinguish the fire.

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


Kitchen factory fire in Kirk Sandall

Firefighters were called to a large fire at a kitchen factory in Kirk Sandall Industrial Estate in Doncaster at 5:20am this morning.

At the height of the fire there were eight fire engines at the scene.

Local residents are being asked to keep their doors and windows closed.

Crews have been working hard to bring the fire under control, with the incident now being scaled down to three fire engines.

A fire investigation will take place once the fire is completely out.


Fire at recycling facility in Sheffield

Five fire crews were called to a fire at a recycling facility on Garter Street in Sheffield at 3:20am this morning.

On arrival crews from Central, Elm Lane, Parkway and Rivelin stations found a large amount of recycling paper on fire.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus have been tackling the blaze overnight with three crews still at the scene this morning damping down.

A fire investigation will take place once it is completely out.