Several fires and an elderly man hurt in busy weekend for Dearne and Doncaster firefighters

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Firefighters were kept busy over the weekend and were called out to deal with several fires and a road traffic collision.

A crew from Thorne Fire Station was called out to deal with a car fire in Blyth Gate Lane, Tickhill, on Friday at 7.15pm.

No description of the vehicle was given and the cause was not known. Firefighters spent 30 minutes at the scene.

Shortly after, crews were called out to Muglet Lane in Maltby when a wooden pallet was set alight in a disused warehouse. Crews from Thorne, Edlington and Askern fire stations arrived at 10.30pm and spent 30 minutes at the scene. It was started deliberately.

Over in Allenby Crescent, New Rossington, a Vauxhall Astra went up in flames at 11pm. The cause was accidental and firefighters from Doncaster Central Fire Station spent 30 minutes at the scene.

At 3.15am on Saturday a Rover car went up in flames in Broadwater, Bolton-on-Dearne, It is believed to have been started deliberately and firefighters from Dearne Valley Fire Station spent 30 minutes tackling the flames.

Firefighters were called out to a chip pan fire at a home in Ely Road, Darfield, at 1.20pm on Saturday. The blaze had already been put out by the occupant when crews arrived. No injuries were reported.

A spokeswoman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “We urge people to never leave cooking unattended and to get out and stay out and call us if there is a fire.”

An elderly man was injured in a road traffic collision in Tait Avenue, Edlington, on Sunday at 11am.

The vehicle was found on its side and the man had to be cut out of the vehicle by firefighters. No details as to the extent of his injuries were given.

A pile of old freezers went up in flames on land off Meadow Way, Swinton, on Sunday at 3.30pm. Firefighters from Dearne Valley Fire Station spent 30 minutes at the scene. No cause was given.