Huge blaze breaks out at former Barnsley care home

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a derelict care home in Barnsley.

Crews were called to Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton, at around 7.15pm on Wednesday.

Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton. Picture: Google.

Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton. Picture: Google.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Cudworth, Barnsley, Tankersley and Dearne were at the scene, along with an aerial appliance from Sheffield Parkway.

It said the first floor was ‘well alight’ and crews were expected to remain at the scene ‘for some time’.

People have been advised to avoid the area.