Elderly woman rescued from burning South Yorkshire home

An elderly woman was rescued from her burning home in the early hours of this morning.

Friday, 28th April 2017, 7:53 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:06 pm
Fire round-up.

Firefighters were called out to a property in The Grove, Wheatley in Doncaster just after 1am.

Crews helped a woman aged in her 80s out of the home and she was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary to be treated for smoke inhalation.

A fire service spokeswoman said: "It is believed there was an issue with the log burner which caused smoke to fill the property."

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Two crews from Doncaster Central stations spent about an hour at the scene.

Elsewhere, firefighters were called out to Naylor Grove in Dodworth, Barnsley, after the occupants of a home left cooking unattended causing smoke to fill the property.

None of the occupants were hurt in the incident at 12.15am and a crew from Barnsley Central Fire Station spent 15 minutes dealing with the blaze.