Boxing day tree blaze

A CHRISTMAS tree caused a Boxing Day blaze at a home in Hoyland.

Two occupants of the house at Barber Street got out safely after the tree went up in flames at about 1pm.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus put out the fire. A fire spokesman said that faulty tree lights could have been the cause of the blaze.

A man and a woman, both aged 61, were taken to Barnsley District General Hospital for check-ups.