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'Deliberate' Fire At Gateway Plaza

Friday May 24 2013

Photo by Laura Fox Photo by Laura Fox

FLATS were evacuated after a fire at Gateway Plaza on Thursday evening.

The fire started in the basement of the complex, beneath a former NHS office building.

Fire crews searched the 10-storey complex and ventilated an office building and underground car park.

Some of the 200 flats were evacuated, but only one female casualty was given oxygen for slight smoke inhalation.

Four fire engines - from Barnsley, Tankersley and Cudworth fire stations - attended the fire at about 6.10pm and left the scene just before 8pm.

A fire cause investigation concluded the fire was started deliberately.

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Reply Posted by sharon on Friday May 24 2013 at 09:44
A massive thankyou to the Fire service they were amazing last night and soon had the fire under control. x

Reply Posted by maureen on Friday May 24 2013 at 10:52
its disgusting the person who done this putting peoples lives at risk even the fire crew want locking up and the key thrown away when they found the idiot who done probs get a slap on the hand and a few hours community work as they do but very well done to all the fire crew who was involved pleased you all still safe to go back to your famlies job well done

Reply Posted by carl on Friday May 24 2013 at 12:04
Actually the offence of Arson with intent to endanger lives carries up to a life sentence,if they were to catch the perpetrator and convict, I'm pretty sure that person would be dealt with severely(and rightfully so)obviously mitigating factors such as age\mental stability etc aside...

Reply Posted by Simon on Saturday May 25 2013 at 13:17
Punctuation is so old hat.

Reply Posted by Ben on Saturday May 25 2013 at 13:38
Haha, I was just thinking the same thing - "even the fire crew want locking up" Lol.

ipso Regulated