Firefighters kept busy over warm weekend

By Dave Doyle | 19/06/2017

Firefighters kept busy over warm weekend

FIREFIGHTERS were kept busy over the warm weekend — mostly by deliberate acts of arson.

Staff from Maltby station attended Green Arbour Road, Thurcroft at 7.05pm on Friday, when a quad bike was alight.

They left the scene around 25 minutes later. The fire is thought to have been accidental.

Rotherham, Maltby and Aston station crews visited Springfield Road, Wickersley at 7.30pm on Saturday.

There they put out a burning tumbledrier, thought to have caught fire accidentally.

One woman in her 50s was treated for smoke inhalation. Staff left the scene at around 10pm.

Two appliances from Dearne station attended a fire in a field on Billingley Drive, Thurnscoe at 3.40pm.

Tackling the blaze took more than an hour — it is thought to have been set deliberately.

Aston station attended a traffic accident on Penny Hill, Firbeck at around 11.10am on Sunday.

Two cars were involved in the crash, which caused two casualties. Staff came away at around 11.50am.

Firefighters attended a house fire at Kent Road, Kimberworth Park at about 7pm on Sunday.

Food left on a hob caused a small fire and smoke, but no injuries. Staff came away after around an hour.

Rotherham station attended a tree blaze on Wharf Road, Kilnhurst at 9.10pm on Sunday.

Staff were there half-an-hour. The fire is thought to have been deliberate.

A crew from Dearne station visited Wentworth Road, Swinton at 11.40pm, where a Vauxhall Astra was ablaze in a field.

This fire is also thought to have been started deliberately.



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