Woman flees house blaze

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A HOUSE in Sheffield was badly damaged when fire broke out on the ground floor.

A woman in her 50s was inside the property on Osberton Place, Brincliffe, when it went up in flames.

She managed to get out unharmed but had suffered some smoke inhalation and was checked over by paramedics at the scene.

It is believed she may need alternative accommodation until repairs are carried out.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known.

In Rotherham meanwhile firefighters were called out to a shed found burning on Meadow Bank Road, Kimberworth and a pile of waste burning on Hollings Lane. Both blazes had started accidentally.

But a wheelie bin and fence found ablaze on Ellesmere Terrace, Clifton, bales of straw found burning on Lee Road, Royston, Barnsley and piles of rubbish smouldering on Doncaster Road, Eastwood and Deightonby Street, Thurnscoe, had all been set on fire deliberately by arsonists.

Firefighters from stations across South Yorkshire tackled the blazes.