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Car transporter catches fire in South Yorkshire

The transporter on fire was snapped by a Calendar viewer Credit: Liz Hull

Firefighters spent much of Monday afternoon tackling a fire on the M1.

The fire involved a car transporter and nine vehicles on the hard shoulder of the M1 northbound between junctions 30 and 31.

The fire broke out on the M1 Northbound between Junction 30 & 31 Credit: Liz Hull

Rotherham, Maltby and Mosborough fire crews tackled the incident, having been called to it at around 12.45pm.

The cause of the fire is not yet known.

Horse rescued from pond

Firefighters rescue Mungo the horse Credit: Vanda Ramsden

Barnsley firefighters rescued a 3 year-old horse from a pond in Honeywell on Thursday morning.

They were called to a field at Willow Bank shortly after 8am, and found the horse, Mungo, stranded with his head just above the water.

Firefighters rescue Mungo the horse Credit: Vanda Ramsden

A line was attached to the horse’s head collar to pull him out of the pond, and he was able to stand shortly after reaching dry land.

Mungo the horse stuck in the pond Credit: Vanda Ramsden

Mungo’s owner Vanda Ramsden said: “They saved Mungo’s life. He would not have been able to get out himself, and his head was only just above the water when we found him. The firefighters were amazing. I cannot thank them enough.”

Mungo and his rescuers Credit: Vanda Ramsden

A fire service spokesman said: "It’s thought Mungo became struck after wandering down to the pond to drink some water. The rescue took around 1 hour."