Blaze destroys Sheffield furniture shop

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Star readers captured the dramatic moments a blaze ripped through a Sheffield furniture store.

Forty firefighters tackled the fire at Furniture For Less on Chesterfield Road, Woodseats, which broke out at 6pm last night.

Woodseats fire by Rachael Jones

Woodseats fire by Rachael Jones

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said a fire in a van parked in a loading bay had spread to the building.

Firefighters from Central, Lowedges, Mansfield Road, Rivelin, Darnall, Elm Lane and Mosborough fire stations tackled the flames as thick smoke spread.

Nearby retail premises were evacuated as a precaution, and residents were told to close their windows. The fire was still ablaze late last night.

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