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Police: Rotherham house fire not being treated as suspicious

An investigation is underway after a man died in a house fire in the village of Dinnington, near Rotherham.

Emergency services were called to a house in Meadow Street at around 1.45am.

The body of a man was found inside but he's not been named. The cause of the blaze isn't yet known although it's not thought to be suspicious.



Fire protest in Haworth

There will be a march from the Haworth Fire Station at 1pm today, as campaigners aim to prevent its closure.

It was originally due to close two years ago but is now due to shut on New Year's Eve.

"We continue to work with representatives from Haworth Parish Council and other potential partners to identify if it's feasible for the fire station to be used as a community facility."

– Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Steve Beckley

OAP treated for smoke inhalation after blaze

An elderly female was treated for smoke inhalation and two properties had to be evacuated after a blaze last night in Liversedge.

The fire started in an outbuilding in Fairfield Court yesterday evening but spread to an adjacent property. Fire crews from Cleckheaton and Dewsbury tackled the blaze. Two nearby properties were evacuated due to a suspected gas leak.

Father and son perish in fire

A nine-year-old boy and his father have been killed in a suspicious house fire in South Yorkshire.

Darren Sykes and son Paul were found in the house in Penistone, near Barnsley last night. Mr Sykes' older son, twelve-year-old Jack is in a critical condition in hospital.

Although police believe the fire was started deliberately they are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident. David Hirst reports

Fire in Sleaford

There are reports of a large fire west of Sleaford just off the A15.

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