Investigation continues after woman dies in South Yorkshire house fire

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An investigation is continuing today into a fatal house fire in Barnsley.

Firefighters were called to the incident on New Road, Staincross at around 5.50pm yesterday.

Five engines attended the incident with crews from Barnsley, Tankerley, Dearne and Cudworth.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the fire, with the property well alight.

The body of a woman was found inside the property.

A joint police and fire service investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.