Family home goes up in flames

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TWO families were evacuated in the early hours of this morning after their homes went up in flames.

They were all sleeping when a fire which started outside their houses on Askern Road, Toll Bar, Doncaster, spread.

Firefighters said a fence had gone up in flames and the blaze spread to an expansion joint between the two nearby houses and sent flames shooting up to the roof spaces.

When crews arrived both roofs were engulfed in flames.

Two adults and one child were in one of the houses and two adults and two children in the other.

They all got out unharmed.

An investigation into the incident is now under way.