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Firefighters avoid possible gas blast

A POTENTIAL explosion was avoided after fire crews discovered a grill which had been left on for six hours at a home in Sheffield.

Firefighter Caz Whiteman raised the alarm after smelling gas coming from a home in Clun Street, Burngreave at 12.20pm on Saturday while carrying out community safety work in the area.

After contacting gas suppliers, firefighters went into the house, where they discovered the occupant had left an oven grill on before heading out to work that morning.

Car spun off road

A DRIVER hit a wall and a cluster of trees when his car left the road on the A61 at Birdwell, Barnsley, at 7pm on Saturday. The male driver managed to escape from his vehicle unaided following the one-car collision. He was treated by paramedics at the scene. Firefighters from Barnsley station also attended the incident.

Sub-station blaze

ELECTRICAL engineers had to be called after a sub-station caught light near Chesterfield. Firefighters attended the blaze on the A62 at Bolsover at 7.08pm on Friday. Staff from the electricity board arrived one hour later to isolate the supply, after which fire crews were able to extinguish the blaze.

Motorway smash

FIRE crews had to cut a person free from a car following a three-vehicle motorway crash. The incident happened between junctions 29 and 30 of the M1 near Chesterfield at 6.25pm on Friday. A heavy goods vehicle was involved, and a woman was taken to hospital after being released from another car.

Woodland on fire

ARSONISTS set fire to a section of woodland at the back of Moorland Road, Hathersage. Crews from Mansfield Road fire station were called out to the incident at 9pm on Friday. It took around 20 minutes to extinguish the small blaze, which firefighters say was deliberate.

Hedge set ablaze

FIREFIGHTERS from Rotherham tackled a hedge blaze in Garden Crescent, Whiston, at 1pm on Sunday. Crews spent around half an hour at the scene of the fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately.