Mum and children flee house fire in South Elmsall

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A mother and her two young children escaped a house fire in South Elmsall today (Saturday).

The mum, who was asleep with her one-year-old child on the settee, was roused by a smoke alarm after a blaze broke out in a bedroom.

Her other child, six, then came running and they all fled the house on the Priory Estate, near Main Street at about 4.43pm.

A spokesman from South Elmsall Fire Station said if they hadn’t have had a smoke alarm then “she could have died in her sleep along with her one-year-old who was sleeping next to her”.

The fire service spokesman said parts of the house had suffered extensive damage and it was uninhabitable.