Snow causes house collapse

Damaged home, Barnsley
Six people escaped unhurt after the gable end of their home collapsed under the weight of snow in Barnsley Credit: ITV Calendar

A family of six has escaped without any major injuries after the weight of snow apparently caused the gable end of their house to collapse in Barnsley.

The fire brigade was called out at about 4am today to the property on Wood Street in the town. Officers from Barnsley and Cudworth fire stations attended the incident.

Damaged home, Barnsley
Builders have spent the day making the structure safe after the collapse in the early hours this morning. Credit: ITV Calendar

It's thought a couple and their four young children escaped from the semi-detached house unhurt. They have now been moved to emergency accommodation.

Builders have today been working to make the property safe.

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