Fire crews spent five hours at huge recycling unit blaze in Wath

Fire crews tackle a blaze at TK Lynksy Excavations in Common Lane, Wath.
Fire crews tackle a blaze at TK Lynksy Excavations in Common Lane, Wath.
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Fire crews tackled a series of blazes during the Bank Holiday weekend including a huge fire at a recycling factory in Rotherham.

The fire, which is under investigation, broke out at TK Lynskey Excavations Ltd on Common Lane, Wath Upon Dearne, at around 7am on Friday morning.

At its height five crews of firefighters tackled the blaze in an industrial unit and crews from Dearne and Rotherham stations were at the scene for five hours.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “There is an ongoing investigation into what happened but we believe the fire started accidentally.”

Over the weekend South Yorkshire crews dealt with car fires, blazing outbuildings, a chip pan fire and a care home blaze in Barnsley.

The fire broke out at 5pm on Saturday at Judith House care home in Blacker Road, Staincross, after a resident left a cigarette on a window ledge and it set fire to some toilet paper.

A woman in her fifties was taken to Barnsley Hospital for a precautionary check up.

At around 5pm on Friday night an outbuilding was set alight in Wheata Road, Parson Cross, Sheffield, and crews from Rivelin, Darnall and Elm Lane stations spent an hour tackling the blaze.

An hour and a half later a large amount of rubbish and a wheelie bin were set on fire in a detached outbuilding in Conyers Drive, Aston, Rotherham.

On Sunday evening crews from Mansfield Road and Central stations dealt with a chip pan fire in Errington Crescent, Arbourthorne. A man aged in his twenties and a toddler escaped from the property.
Cars were set alight in Sharrow, Shirecliffe and Richmond.