Three flats, a car and a shed on fire in Fitzwilliam

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Three flats, a car and a shed went up in flames on the same street in Fitzwilliam in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday).

Fire crews were called to Kinsley House Crescent just before 4am to reports of a house fire. They found three flats were alight, while a fourth flat had become heavily smoke logged. A woman was trapped inside one of the properties and was rescued by firefighters. She was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with smoke inhalation. A man and a woman had already managed to escape through a window.

While the crews were dealing with the flat fire, they received a second call about a car being alight at a different place on the same street. Shortly after this call, a third call was received about the shed fire.

Crews from Hemsworth, South Elmsall, Pontefract and Featherstone attended the three incidents.

Watch commander Mark Faulkner, from South Elmsall Fire Station, said: “The three incidents were all in different areas on the same street. They are under investigation by the police.

“The car was completely destroyed and the shed was just a shell. The gas board also attended as there was a gas meter in the outbuilding.”

Insp Geoff Carter, from the south east neighbourhood police team, said: “We will be working alongside our colleagues from the fire service to investigate the cause of the three incidents. Officers are at the scene now.”