Man dies after Darfield house fire

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A man has died following a house fire at a Darfield address.

The ground floor of the semi-detached house on Woodhall Road was well alight when fire engines from Cudworth, Barnsley and Tankersley stations arrived at the blaze at about 4:40pm yesterday.

The man who perished, who is believed to be aged in his sixties, was the only person in the property at the time.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to extinguish the fire.

A full investigation into the cause of the blaze has been launched.