VIDEO: Nine years since massive fire raged through Fletchers Bakery in Sheffield

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On July 16 a huge fire raged through Fletchers Bakery in 2006.

The company was devastated by the disastrous fire at its Claywheels Lane site, which destroyed 40 per cent of its production capacity.

A huge plume of smoke could be seen for miles around as explosions erupted in the Wadsley Bridge plant after the blaze broke out just after 10am on Sunday, July 16, 2006.

Flames from the inferno which destroyed two thirds of the bakery were visible from the city centre more than two miles away and the smoke could be seen from all over South Yorkshire.

Fire crews remained at the scene for several days dealing with the smouldering wreckage.

Fletchers fire

Fletchers fire

Fletcher bakery fire

Fletcher bakery fire

Fletchers bakery fire

Fletchers bakery fire

Smoke billows from the Fletchers bakery site at Wadsley Bridge'Sunday 16th July 2006

Smoke billows from the Fletchers bakery site at Wadsley Bridge'Sunday 16th July 2006