NEWS IN BRIEF: Pregnant mum in chip pan blaze

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A PREGNANT mum and her family had to flee their home in Sheffield when their chip pan went up in flames.

The fire happened on Molineaux Road, Shiregreen, and was caused by the pan being left too long on the hob.

The mother, her partner and their three children were already safely outside the semi-detached property when a fire crew from Elm Lane station arrived.

Firefighters doused the remaining flames as the pan had burnt itself out, but the kitchen was left smoke damaged.

An ambulance was called to check on the mum’s condition as a precaution following the blaze at around 9.30pm on Tuesday.

Earlier in the day, at just before 5pm, firefighters put out another chip pan fire in a block of flats on Lansdowne Close, Thurnscoe, Barnsley.

Car hit country wall

A SUSPECTED stolen car was found overturned and burning on a road near Sheffield after being crashed into a dry stone wall.

The red Ford Fiesta was discovered on the A621 Sheffield Road, between Owler Bar and Baslow, near the junction with Fox Lane.

Firefighters from Dronfield station were called out at 2.50am yesterday.

They used a water jet to put out the fire and were helped by police in searching the area for casualties, but no-one was found.

The road was closed while the scene was cleared, and the route reopened at around 6am.

Derbyshire Police officers attended a burglary in Chesterfield earlier in the night in which a red Fiesta was stolen.

Sign of the times

AN ILLUMINATED sign on a takeaway shop in Rotherham was set alight by arsonists. The sign, at Pizza King on Doncaster Road, Dalton, caught fire at just after 1.30am yesterday. Firefighters quickly put out the flames.

Arsonists’ skip blaze

ARSONISTS set fire to a skip on Blackcroft Way, Stairfoot, Barnsley. A crew from Cudworth fire station was called to extinguish the blaze at around 9.40pm on Tuesday.

Motorbike fire

A MOTORCYCLE caught fire in Chesterfield town centre at 11.25pm on Tuesday. Firefighters put out the burning bike on Saltergate with a water jet.