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.

The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.

Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 768146
Or email
Message us on Facebook