FIREFIGHTERS from across the borough were called to seven fires this week - almost half of which involved properties.

Fire crews attended four accidental fires and three deliberate blazes in the past seven days.

There were two car fires and two wheelie bin fires.

Firefighters also attended three property fires - all of which were started accidentally.

On Sunday, three fire crews from Dearne, Cudworth and Barnsley stations were called to a property in Wombwell.

When they arrived on Hoober View, they found that a fire had started inside the property after a portable heater had set alight.

They extinguished the blaze and left the scene at 11pm.