Blaze in Sheffield sends smoke billowing across city

Firefighters are tackling a blaze in Sheffield, which is reported to have been started deliberately.

By The Star Newsroom
Tuesday, 23 April, 2019, 11:59
Photo: Dominic Lipinski

These photos show crew members at the scene of the fire, which is understood to have broken out in a wooded area between Norton and Lightwood at around 3.20pm this afternoon.

Kay Graham, who took the photos, said a group of youths aged around 14-16 were seen heading from the scene of the fire up onto Bochum Parkway between 3.30pm and 4pm.

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She said the youths, three of whom are female and one male, had run when they saw a horse rider in the area near Hazelbarrow Farm.

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