Friday 14 February
Firefighters from Barnsley were called to a mobility scooter fire at a property on Birk Road, Kendray. The call came in at 11.46pm and upon arrival the crew found the scooter well alight underneath the property’s porch. The fire was swiftly extinguished but did spread, and cause damage to, part of the roof and facias. Firefighters left at around 0.54am and it is thought the fire started due to an electrical fault.
Saturday 15 February
Firefighters from Thorne rescued a man from a canal near West Street, Thorne. The call came in at 2.36am and upon arrival they found a man who had been in the water for at least 20 minutes. The crew lifted him out of the water and attempted to warm him up before handing him over to paramedics from Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The incident had been dealt with by around 3.24am. It is not known how the man ended up in the water.
A turntable ladder, its crew and a specialist officer attended a building on Nether Edge Road, Sheffield, where several chimney pots had fallen from a roof. The call came in at 11.19am and firefighters removed what was left of the chimney stacks brick by brick – reducing the risk of one falling and hurting a below passer by. The incident had been dealt with by 1.35pm.
Firefighters from Parkway were called to reports of a house fire on St Lawrence Road, Sheffield, at 3.03pm. Upon arrival they found that a chip pan had been left unattended in the kitchen of a property. This had been removed from the heat source by a neighbour, preventing further fire spread. The crew left at around 3.36pm.
Firefighters from Parkway were called to a vehicle fire on Darnall Road, Sheffield, at 8.11pm. Upon arrival they found a transit van well alight. A breathing apparatus wearer extinguished the fire using a hose reel jet. It is thought to have been started deliberately and was dealt with by around 8.41pm.
Firefighters from Aston Park, Cudworth, Barnsley and Edlington were called to reports of a man stranded in Tinkers Pond, Barnsley, at 11.48pm. Upon arrival they found a casualty in distress in the water – trying to swim to safety. Firefighters, trained in water rescue, entered the water to help get the man to safety before handing him over to paramedics. Crews left at around 0.55am – it is not known how the man ended up in the water.
Sunday 16 February
Firefighters from Rotherham were called at 8.47am to a cellar that had collapsed on Upper Wortley Road, Kimberworth. Upon arrival, having been called in by a specialist fire officer, they placed a strut in the cellar to shore up the ceiling and wall. The crew left around 11.16am.
Firefighters from Parkway were called to Main Street, Catcliffe, at 1.53pm. This call was to assist a vehicle and three passengers stuck in flood water. The crew helped the casualties out of danger and left the scene at around 2.21pm.