Two dead in Barnsley house fire

TWO PEOPLE have died at a fire in a house in Cherry Tree Street in Elsecar, emergency services said this evening.

The scene of the fire on Cherry Tree St, Elsecar, Barnsley. Picture: Ross Parry

Fire crews and police officers were called to the property at around 6.50pm today.

Firefighters rescued an adult male and adult female from the fire but despite the considerable efforts of firefighters and ambulance crews at the scene, both passed away, the fire service said.

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A multi-agency investigation into the cause of the fire has now begun and will continue tomorrow morning.

Formal identification of the deceased has not been carried out.

Three fire engines attended the incident, from Tankersley and Dearne stations.