Huge blaze breaks out at former Barnsley care home

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at a derelict care home in Barnsley.

Wednesday, 6th February 2019, 19:29 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 17:06 pm
Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton. Picture: Google.

Crews were called to Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton, at around 7.15pm on Wednesday.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said crews from Cudworth, Barnsley, Tankersley and Dearne were at the scene, along with an aerial appliance from Sheffield Parkway.

Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton. Picture: Google.

It said the first floor was ‘well alight’ and crews were expected to remain at the scene ‘for some time’.

People have been advised to avoid the area.