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Weekend incidents – 7-9 August 2020

On Friday at 9:41pm, crews from Parkway, Rotherham and Central were called to a fire on Bawtry Road in Sheffield. This fire has started as a result of melted plastic casing on a component connected to a water heater in a locked boiler room. This had then spread to foam piping insulation. The fire was deemed to be accidental and crews left the scene about 9:30pm.

Later on Friday, at 08:55pm, firefighters from Rotherham attended a flat fire at Millhouse Court on Doncaster Road in Dalton. This was a tea towel that had been left on the top of a cooker and had set alight. Luckily the occupant had smoke alarms fitted. The flat was heavily smoke logged and the occupant was administered oxygen on scene. Crews left at 09:35pm and the fire was deemed to be accidental.

Another kitchen fire occurred later that night on Princess Street in West Melton, Rotherham at around 10:22pm. Dearne attended and found a plastic chopping board had been placed on an electric hob, not knowing it had been left switched on. There was light smoke logging throughout the premises. Crews left at 10:45pm and it was determined to be accidental

At 02:41am on Saturday morning, firefighters from Tankersley attended a deliberate vehicle fire. This was a transit pick up truck that had been set alight. They left the scene at 03:21am.

Crews from Doncaster and Adwick were called at 03:36am on Saturday to a fire on York Road in Scawthorpe. This was a fire in a tyre store and a small fire to the rear of the property which was a bin pushed up against fire doors and set alight. Crews left the scene at 05:20am and determined it to be deliberate.

A fridge freezer was the cause of a fire on Mount Vernon Road, Worsbrough Common at 07:39pm on Saturday night. Crews from Cudworth, Barnsley and Tankersley all attended the accidental incident and left at around 09:00pm.

At 11:31pm on Saturday night, a fire occurred on Medlock Crescent in Sheffield. On arrival, smoke was issuing from upstairs bedroom window and all three occupants of the house were safely. Parkway, Central and Birley Moor firefighters attended. The cause of the fire was believed to be smoking materials. Crews left around 01:30am.

On Sunday morning at 11:31am, crews from Tankersley attended a small vehicle fire on Mount Crescent in Hoyland. They left the scene at 13:53 and determined the incident to be deliberate.

This content was last updated on August 10th, 2020