Two die in Barnsley house fire

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Two people have died in a house fire in Elsecar, Barnsley on Tuesday evening.

Firefighters were called to the incident at around 6.50pm on Tuesday at a property in Cherry Tree Street.

Formal identification has not been carried out and there was no more information available.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway, lead by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, to establish whether or not there are any suspicious circumstances.

It has been reported that the two people were rescued from the house by firefighters but despite the best efforts of the emergency services died at the scene.