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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.

Fire at Leeds recycling plant

West Yorkshire fire crews have been called out to a recycling plant at Knowsthorpe Way, Cross Green, Leeds at 3.30am this morning.

Six fire appliances are on the scene. A spokesman says the blaze involves a recycling machine. It has then spread to the building which is150m x 100m. 2 jets and 1 ground monitor are n use.

The hose laying unit is en route from Mirfield. Appliances from Gipton, Leeds and Hunslet are attending.


Large fire at fashion warehouse

More than 60 firefighters have been tackling a large blaze at the main warehouse of the online fashion retailer ASOS. The fire broke out at the clothing warehouse in Little Houghton, Grimethorpe, near Barnsley, shortly before 10pm on Friday.

Nobody was hurt, but the firm, one of Britain's biggest online retailers, has taken down its website.

Fortunately nobody was hurt but we are unable to take any orders until we can ascertain the extent of the damage. Sincere apologies for the inconvenience caused.

– ASOS statement.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said multiple teams of firefighters, including three crews drafted in from neighbouring West Yorkshire, fought the blaze, which is thought to have broken out on the second floor of the five storey building, before spreading to the third and fourth floors.

Neighbours evacuated because of derelict building fire

South Yorkshire fire crews were called out to a derelict building fire on Rawmarsh Hill at Parkgate, Rotherham, at 2.30am today. Six people have been moved from nearby flats as there is a risk the building will collapse.

The A633 Rawmarsh Hill road is closed in both directions affecting traffic between Rotherham and Rawmarsh. Four fire crews are still on the scene.

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