Industrial buildings saved from damage after inferno ravages container

Burning: A firefighter tackles the fierce blaze at Richmond Refractories in Darnall, Sheffield, yesterday.                                        Picture: Tim Ansell.
Burning: A firefighter tackles the fierce blaze at Richmond Refractories in Darnall, Sheffield, yesterday. Picture: Tim Ansell.
0
Have your say

FIREFIGHTERS spent more than three hours at a Sheffield steel fabrications company yesterday morning after a large container of titanium tubing caught fire.

Fire crews were called to Richmond Refractories on Coleford Road, Darnall, just off Prince of Wales Road, close to Tinsley Park Golf Club, at around 9.25am.

At the height of the blaze five fire engines and support units were in attendance.

Crews from Darnall, Central, Mansfield Road and Mosborough stations all attended the scene.

Around 25 firefighters and crews wearing breathing apparatus tackled the blaze using two main jets.

Incident Commander Trevor Bernard praised the swift response of the crews.

He said: “The container was well alight when we arrived and there was a danger of the blaze spreading to the adjacent buildings.

“Fortunately the crews were able to protect the buildings and extinguish the blaze without it spreading.”

No-one was injured in the blaze. The fire service believes the cause of the incident to be accidental.