News In Brief: Pensioner saved from home blaze

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A PENSIONER was carried out of his home by firefighters and given emergency first aid to revive him after a blaze broke out in his bedroom.

The alarm was raised when neighbours spotted smoke pouring from the windows of his flat on Hartley Brook Road, Shiregreen, Sheffield, at around 1.40pm on Sunday.

An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire, but it is not being treated as suspicious.

Road closure

SEWER works mean a two-week road closure in a village from yesterday. Yorkshire Water contractors are adding extra storage to the system and upgrading pipes around North Wingfield, near Chesterfield, which means the A6175 Williamthorpe Road will be closed until April 2. A local shuttle bus will operate as main bus services will be temporarily re-routed.

Chip-pan injury

A WOMAN was taken to hospital after inhaling smoke when a chip pan caught fire. Firefighters said the woman, in her 40s, breathed in smoke after the pan went up in flames when it was left unattended on the hob. The fire on Washington Road, Sharrow, Sheffield, broke out at around 4.40pm on Sunday.

Fake-film case

A COUNTERFEIT DVD operation has landed a man with a suspended prison sentence. Andrew Porter, 41, of Shirebrook, near Chesterfield, received a 12 month sentence suspended for 18 months, after being caught by police and trading standards officers selling fake films.

Buildings alight

OUTBUILDINGS at the former Rotherham International Centre at Kimberworth were wrecked by fire on Saturday evening. Firemen suspect foul play after flames swept through the structures at Simmonite Road around 8pm. A car caught fire on Lindsay Avenue, Lane Top, Sheffield, after developing an engine fault. Firefighters extinguished the flames at 11.15pm on Sunday.

Community event

RESIDENTS in and around Hathersage are invited to a meeting at Bradwell community police station on at 7pm on Wednesday, March 28, to have their say on local policing priorities.