South Yorkshire fires round-up: Bin fire spreads to bench

A bin fire spread to a bench in Doncaster last night.

Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 11:04 am
Updated Tuesday, 16th May 2017, 1:15 pm
King Street, Thorne. Picture: Google

The incident happened in King Street, Thorne, at about 10.20pm and firefighters from Thorne Station spent about 20 minutes tackling the blaze.

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The exact cause is yet to be established but it is thought to be accidental.

Elsewhere, a digger went up in flames in Midland Street, Barnsley town centre, at about 7.30pm. The cause was accidental and a crew from Barnsley Central Station spent an hour at the scene.

Arsonists set fire to a Ford Transit van in Wentworth Road, Elsecar, at 3.45am this morning. Firefighters from Tankersley Fire Station were called to the scene and spent 30 minutes putting the flames out.