Fire crews tackle big blaze in Sheffield

Nursery Street fire 22.8.13
Nursery Street fire 22.8.13
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Firefighters in Sheffield tackled a huge blaze at an empty building near the city centre last night.

The fire broke out at 11.45pm on Thursday night at an unoccupied four storey building on Nursery Street.

A fire service spokesman said the building was ‘well alight’ when fire crews arrived.

She said: “The fire had broken through the roof area of the building and the flames could be seen from outside.

“We had five crews of firefighters at the scene from Central, Mansfield Road, Darnall and Rivelin stations.”

The building was joined to an office block next door but fortuntely the crews prevented the flames from spreading.

She said: “Firefighters worked quickly using three main jets to prevent the fire from spreading to an office block next door. They did really well to contain the fire.”

Nobody was evacuated and no one was injured in the blaze.

The fire crews left the scene at 4.15am this morning.

The spokeswoman said that an investigation into the cause of the blaze was due to get underway.