BREAKING: Woman dies in serious South Yorkshire house fire

A woman has died following a serious house fire in Barnsley.

New Road - Google Maps
New Road - Google Maps

Firefighters were called to the incident on New Road, Staincross at around 5:50pm on Friday, March 17.

Five engines attended the incident with crews from Barnsley, Tankerley, Dearne and Cudworth.

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Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the fire, with the property well alight.

The body of a woman was found inside the property. Two crews remain in attendance to carry out final searches.

A joint police and fire service investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.