Man dies in Barnsley house fire

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AN INVESTIGATION is taking place today after a man died in a Barnsley house fire.

The man, believed to be in his 60s, was the only person in the house on Woodhall Road, Darfield.

Three fire engines from Cudworth, Barnsley and Tankersley stations were called to the fire at 4.40pm on Tuesday.

The ground floor of the semi-detached house was well alight.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to extinguish the fire.

A full investigation into the cause of the fire will take place today.