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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.

Arson investigation after recycling fire

Roads were closed and traffic lights were out of action as a result of the fire Credit: Humberside Police

Police and Fire officers investigating a fire which burnt a recycling plant to the ground over the bank holiday weekend say they are treating it as arson.

No one was working on Sunday at the plant in Saltend when the fire started, but the damage is estimated to be upwards of £20,000.

Both services are looking for any witnesses who were in the area of the Century Yard Ferndale Park Industrial Estate, adjacent to King George Docks between 10:30pm and 12:30am on Sunday to ring the police.

As a result of the fire, power was down in the Preston/Hedon area for a significant amount of time during the blaze, road closures were imposed due to the dangers of travelling debris, residents were encouraged to stay in doors and keep their windows and doors shut.

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