Two fires hit Goldthorpe

FIREFIGHTERS were called out to tackle two blazes in Goldthorpe on Monday night.

Crews from Dearne Station were first called out to Straight Lane at 9.50pm when a Vauxhall van went up in flames.

Firefighters took about 20 minutes to put the flames out using hose reels.

It is believed the fire may have been started by a discarded cigarette.

The vehicle was gutted by the blaze.

Another crew from the station were then called to Queen Street at 10pm to reports that a paper bank had been set alight.

They spent 20 minutes tackling the blaze using a single hose reel.

A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire had been started deliberately.