Five buses damaged in blaze in Barnsley

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An investigation is underway into the cause of a blaze in South Yorkshire which destroyed five buses.

An investigation is underway into the cause of a blaze in South Yorkshire which destroyed five buses.

Firefighters were alerted to the blaze in Carlton, Barnsley, in the early hours of yesterday.

They discovered five buses, a skip lorry, a recovery vehicle and another commercial vehicle all engulfed in flames.

Three containers, each measuring 30ft long, were also well alight.

The blaze on Carlton Industrial Estate, Shawfield Road, was in the grounds of F and G Commercials Ltd, which carries out vehicle servicing and storage.

At its height there were three fire engines at the scene, from Cudworth, Tankersley and Barnsley.

They arrived shortly after 3am and left the scene at around 5.45am.

Firefighters returned again a few hours later to double check that it was fully out.

An investigation was started once the flames were extinguished and continued yesterday.

Police officers were also alerted to the incident.

Watch manager Adrian Bell, from Cudworth fire station, praised firefighters for preventing the blaze from spreading.

“When we arrived we were met with five buses, three containers and three commercial vehicles all well alight,” he said.

“The problem was that there were around 60 other vehicles parked there so we had to stop the fire from spreading to them, which we managed to do, or it could have been even worse.

“The owner arrived after around an hour and was devastated at the damage.”

Sheffield firefighters dealt with two fires in the open over the weekend - one on Skye Edge Avenue, Skye Edge, at 11pm on Saturday and the other on Fox Street, Burngreave, at 8pm that night.

A skip was also found alight on Yews Lane, Barnsley, at 11.30pm on Saturday and a pile of tyres were found burning on New Wortley Road, Kimberworth, at 10pm.

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