Fire at Sheffield tip sends thick smoke billowing over city

A fire has broken out at a Sheffield tip, sending clouds of thick, black smoke billowing over the city.

Sunday, 19th May 2019, 12:39 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 12:19 am

Firefighters were called to Veolia’s Household Waste Recycling Centre in Shirecliffe this afternoon.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said it was called at 12.18pm to reports of a skip fire at the site on Longley Avenue West.

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Smoke billowing from a fire at the Shirecliffe Household Waste Recycling Centre on Longley Avenue West

One engine was sent to the scene, where it is understood firefighters are still present.