A man has died after his home was engulfed in flames early this morning. The fire is thought to have started in the kitchen of his bungalow in Gawber, near Barnsley. Neighbours were woken by the sound of breaking glass at around 4am and saw thick smoke coming from the bungalow.
Fire investigators say they are not treating a blaze a house on Treelands, in Gawber Barnsley as suspicious. The man that died is understood to be in his early 50s and has not yet been formally identified.
Mick Mason, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.
A man's died in Gawber, near Bansley, after his home was engulfed and badly damaged by fire early this morning.
Fire investigation officers are still trying to discover the cause of a blaze that claimed the life of a man in his fifties in Barnsley.
It is thought the fire started in the kitchen of the bungalow in Gawber.
Neighbours were woken at around 4am by the sound of breaking glass. South Yorkshire Fire Service said the property was not fitted with smoke alarms.
An investigation is underway following a fire in Gawber which has claimed the life of a man in his early 50s. Fire crews were called to Treelands in the early hours of this morning. It's not yet clear how the fire started. Police want anyone with information to contact them.