Cat killed in flat fire in Wath-upon-Dearne

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A cat died after a chip pan blaze in a flat in Wath-upon-Dearne this morning.

The blaze on Shawlands Court broke out at around 3.10am.

Firefighters called to the scene said a man in the flat had fallen asleep with the chip pan still on.

He woke up and managed to get himself out of the smoke-filled property but a cat died.