A WOMAN has died following a house fire in Staincross.

Fire crews were called to the incident on New Road at around 5:49pm this evening (March 17).

Five engines attended the incident with crews from Barnsley, Tankerley, Dearne and Cudworth.

The body of a woman was found inside the property.

Two crews remain in attendance to carry out final searches. A joint police and fire service investigation into the cause of the blaze is underway.