Massive fire breaks out near Sheffield Tesco as black smoke plumes across city

A huge fire broke out in Sheffield this afternoon with black smoke billowing across the city.

Friday, 29th March 2019, 1:21 pm
Updated Friday, 29th March 2019, 3:26 pm
Fire in Sheffield - Credit - FolkeNicolas
Fire in Sheffield - Credit - FolkeNicolas

Firefighters from Central and Elm Lane stations were at the fire on Carlisle Street in Sheffield.

The fire broke out at around 2pm in a container of tyres and is ‘well alight’.

The Fire Service said that there was quite a bit smoke in the area and advised people to ‘keep doors and windows closed until it clears’.

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Witnesses said that around 100 tyres went up in flames near the supermarket

One witness, who did not want to be named, said: "I saw a lot of black smoke, there must have been about 100 tyres on fire."

Another man said the blaze spread to a car parked close to the yard.

Police and fire crews cordoned off the scene while they dealt with the blaze.