ONE woman escaped and another collapsed after a fire in the early hours of a morning.

A smoke alarm alerted the two Barnsley women to a fire in their home.

The fire, on Ridgeway Crescent, Carlton, started around 1am on Monday.

Both women, in their 30s and 50s, managed to get out of the house before Barnsley and Cudworth fire crews arrived to tackle the blaze.

But the older woman collapsed, suffering with smoke inhalation, and was given first aid by firefighters at the scene.

She was later taken to hospital as a precaution.

It's thought the fire started accidentally and was caused by smoking materials.

Fire crews left the scene at 2.20am.