Man rescued from smoke-logged house in Barnsley

Cranbrook Street, Kingstone, Barnsley
Cranbrook Street, Kingstone, Barnsley

A man was rescued by firefighters after becoming trapped in a smoke-logged house in Barnsley.

The man, believed to have been in his 20s, became trapped in a terraced house in Cranbrook Street, Kingstone, at around 8pm yesterday after a fire broke out on the first floor.

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Firefighters said the blaze is believed to have been smoking related.

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A number of other occupants in the house escaped before firefighters arrived but one man was unable to get out and had to be led to safety.

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Paramedics were also called to the scene.