Barnsley residents urged to keep doors and windows closed following blaze

Residents in Barnsley have been urged to keep their doors and windows closed this morning following a blaze.

South Yorkshire Police said a derelict building went up in flames in Hill Street, Elsecar, in the early hours of this morning.

Hill Street, Elsecar

Hill Street, Elsecar

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The force said the fire was ‘causing sparks to be dispersed around the area’.

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A spokesman added: “We are working with South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue at the location to ensure public safety.”

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More to follow.