Fire crews close Sheffield street as house goes up in flames

Firefighters rushed to a residential street in Sheffield on Thursday evening after a house went up in flames.

Friday, 26th June 2020, 12:52 pm

Three crews from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue’s Birley Moor and Parkway stations were called to the blaze at a house on Birley Spa Lane at 11.10pm. A spokesperson said the roof was “well alight” when firefighters arrived.

They used breathing apparatus and hose reels to tackle the blaze fro around two hours. There were no casualties and the fire is believed to have started accidentally.

A South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue spokesperson said: “Three fire crews from Birley Moor and Parkway stations were called out to a house fire at 11:10pm on Birley Spa Lane, Sheffield. The roof was well alight.

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The damage to the house on Birley Spar Lane in Hackenthorpe.

“Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels to tackle the blaze. Luckily there were no casualties. The crews left the scene at 1:05am. Initial investigations show that this was an accidental fire.”

The roof of the property has been completely destroyed.