GLASS bottles sparked a fire in Thrybergh on Saturday as the borough baked in temperatures of up to 30 deg C.
Firefighters from Rotherham, Maltby and Dearne stations were called to Doncaster Road at 11.30am where glass bottles had been left on top of a storage container, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said.
“The glass bottles on top of the storage container caught fire because they had been left in direct sunlight,” said the spokesman.
“The fire was out by the time our crews got there and we were at the scene for about 15 minutes.”
Firefighters from Rotherham station were called to an accidental van fire on Beale Way, Parkgate, at 10.30pm on Saturday and used hose reels to put it out, the spokesman said.