Buildings in Rotherham town centre evacuated while firefighters deal with incident

Upper Millgate, Rotherham. Picture: Google.Upper Millgate, Rotherham. Picture: Google.
Upper Millgate, Rotherham. Picture: Google.
A number of buildings in Rotherham town centre have been evacuated after smoke was seen in a disused bar.

Three fire crews were called to Upper Millgate near the Malcolm C Foy Solicitors at around 2.55pm on Monday.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said smoke was seen coming from one of the disused first-floor properties.

A number of properties have been evacuated as a precaution, he added.