Family flees blaze in Hyde Park

Fire Engine on call
Fire Engine on call

An electrical fault sparked a fire and caused a family to flee their home on Friday night.

Firefighters were called to the scene on Palmer Street, Hyde Park, just before midnight.

The family who lived there were already aware of the blaze and were outside of the property when crews from Adwick and Edlington stations arrived.

Firefighters spent over an hour putting the flames out.

A brigade spokesman said the fire had been caused by a faulty electrical appliance which had overheated.