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FIREFIGHTERS have spent the night tacking a huge blaze at a South Yorkshire factory, which has wrecked the building.

The blaze at Envelope Master, Aldwarke Lane, Aldwarke, Rotherham, was discovered at 10.40pm last night and was still burning this morning.

At its height there were 10 fire engines at the scene and two aerial ladder platforms tackling the flames from above.

Firefighters battled to prevent the blaze spreading from the factory, which manufactures padded envelopes and bubble wrap, but managed to save Techspray Ltd next door and other surrounding units.

Police have closed off Aldwarke Lane between Asda and Barbers Avenue while firefighters deal with the blaze.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is expected to be launched later today.

Watch video of the incident overnight