Man taken to hospital with burns after outhouse fire

A fire broke out on The Grove, Wickersley
A fire broke out on The Grove, Wickersley

An investigation is underway into the cause of a fire which left a man with burns.

It broke out in an outhouse on The Grove, Wickersley, Rotherham, and caused some exterior damage to the house next door.

Firefighters who dealt with the incident said a man, believed to be in his 60s, was taken to hospital with burns.

Crews from Maltby, Rotherham and Aston fire stations were alerted to the incident at 9.10pm yesterday.

Firefighters last night were also called to a garden fire which spread to a property on Victoria Street, Goldthorpe, Barnsley, and a blaze in an industrial unit on March Street, Attercliffe.

There was nobody in the part of the factory where the fire broke out.

Crews spent over two hours at the scene.