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A MAN was rescued from a flat fire in Rotherham and taken to hospital.

The man, aged in his thirties, had started cooking on the hob before falling asleep on the sofa just after 2am on Friday.

Firefighters from Rotherham and Darnall stations woke him and led him to safety from the flat in Holywell Place, St Anns.

He suffered from the effects of smoke inhalation and was taken to Rotherham Hospital.

A MAN was cut free from the wreckage of his car following an accident in Clowne near Chesterfield.

Firefighters from Staveley and Clowne received calls regarding the crash on Mile Green Way Clowne at around 4.30pm on Saturday.

The motorist was taken to Calow Hospital via ambulance.

A LIGHT fitting which over-heated caused a house fire in Chesterfield on Friday night.

Firefighters from Chesterfield and Staveley attended after receiving reports of the fire at a property in High Street Old Whittington shortly after 8pm.

They isolated the fitting from the electrical circuit.

A BLAZE which affected a square mile of reed beds in Barnsley was started deliberately.

The fire was started on land at High Farm off Hawthorne Street, Shafton, on Friday afternoon and five fire crews spent three hours at the scene.

FIREFIGHTERS were sent to Cherrys Road, Cundy Cross, Barnsley, after a grass fire was reported.

The fire was spotted at 7.20pm on Thursday.

ITEMS of discarded furniture were set alight on Fearnhouse Crescent, Hoyland, Barnsley.

Firefighters dealt with the arson attack at 7.35pm on Thursday.

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a blaze in woodland off Fenton Road, Kimberworth, Rotherham, at 8.10pm on Thursday.

The fire had been started deliberately.

A PILE of wooden pallets were fired outside Job Lot on Barnsley Road, Lane Top, Sheffield, on Thursday night.

The blaze was reported to firefighters at 9.35pm.

FIRE crews were called out to deal with two wheelie bins set alight on Washington Road, Goldthorpe, Barnsley, at 11.25pm on Friday, March 29, and Ribble Way, Firth Park, Sheffield, at 12.50am yesterday.