BREAKING: Fire leads to partial closure of busy Sheffield road

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a business in Penistone Road, Sheffield.

Saturday, 3rd December 2016, 10:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 5:14 pm

The northbound carriageway was closed this morning between Leppings Lane and Fox Hill Road, in Hillsborough, following what police described as a fire caused by an electrical fault at a commercial premises.

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Police said they were called to the A61 Penistone Road by South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue at around 11am, and the road remained closed northbound at 11.45am.

A police spokesman said the fire brigade was still investigating and it was not known how long the road closure would remain in place.

The Star has attempted to contact South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.