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Warning after garden fire spreads to shed in high winds

A Rotherham resident set fire to their shed and trees after lighting a chiminea in gale force winds.

Despite a Yellow Weather Warning for high winds in Yorkshire in Sunday, the occupier of the house on Hall Close Avenue, Whiston chose to have a fire in their garden at around 7pm.

Luckily, no one was hurt in the incident, which was quickly dealt with by a crew from Rotherham fire station.

You should always be careful to site garden fires well away from buildings and trees - but in high winds it’s probably an even better idea not to have the fire at all.

– Spencer Rowland, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue



Lorry carrying cooking oil involved in North Yorkshire collision

Two lanes are closed and there is queueing traffic due to a multi-vehicle accident on A1(M) Southbound between J48 A168 / A6055 (Boroughbridge) and J47 A168 / A59 (Allerton Park).

A lorry involved in the accident is reported to be leaking its load of cooking oil onto the carriageway. The road was fully blocked but one lane has now reopened. The delays are affecting traffic towards Wetherby from Ripon.

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