Midnight call to washing machine fire

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Firefighters from two stations were called out following a late-night washing machine fire over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Crews from Rotherham and Tankersley fire stations went to a property at Sandpiper Road, Thorpe Hesley at 11.40pm on Sunday night.

By the time the crews arrived, the accidental fire had been put out, with smoke coming out of the machine. Crews left the incident within 40 minutes.