Probe launched into Sheffield factory blaze

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A man was taken to hospital after suffering burns during a large factory fire in Sheffield.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue were called out to the blaze at Monckton Rubber Technologies on Stevenson Road, Attercliffe shortly after 9am on Saturday.

One of the extraction units at the recycling plant, which handles tyre and other rubber goods, had become engulfed by flames.

Around 25 firefighters and five engines were deployed to the scene and it took several hours to tackle the fire.

Paramedics also attended and took a man, in his 40s, to hospital by ambulance to be treated for burns to his arms.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said an investigation into the cause of the fire will be launched today.