Major blaze underway at former South Yorkshire pub

Monkey pub. Picture: Google
Monkey pub. Picture: Google

Firefighters are tackling a major blaze at a derelict pub today.

Six fire engines are at the derelict Monkeys pub on Bagger Wood Road in Hood Green, Barnsley.

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The fire crews from Barnsley, Tankersley, Cudworth, Central and Stocksbridge stations were first called at 8:50am this morning.

A Fire service spokesperson said: "The pub was well alight on the arrival of the crews.

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"Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus are using hose reels to tackle the blaze.

"There are no reports of any injuries.

"An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place once it is out."