Pensioner rescued from fire and cars torched over weekend

A WOMAN in her 90s was rescued by firefighters after a blaze in her sheltered accommodation.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to Blenheim Court, Markfield Drive, Flanderwell, at 8.35pm on Saturday.

A crew from Rotherham station came away from the incident at 9.30pm and a fire service spokesman said it was caused by smoking material.

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A Blenheim Court representative said the woman was unharmed.

Arsonists also torched two cars over the weekend.

A Vauxhall people carrier was torched on Lodge Lane, Dinnington at 8.20am on Saturday morning.

A crew from Aston station was at the scene for 45 minutes.

An Audi Q7 parked on East Avenue in Wombwell was also deliberately set on fire on Monday morning.

A crew from Dearne station was at the scene for ten minutes.