Sheffield scrapyard blaze will take days to put out say firefighters

Firefighters are still tackling a major fire at a Sheffield scrap metal yard and expect to take until at least Tuesday to put it out.

Saturday, 3rd April 2021, 9:56 am

People have been urged to avoid the area as a scrap yard fire continues to rage and nearby residents told to keep windows and doors closed.

Carlisle Street in Sheffield is closed between Newhall Road and Carwood Road due to the fire in the recycling plant.

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Firefighters are still tackling the scrapyard blaze which has been burning since Thursday. Photo: South Yorkshire Fire Services

In an update issued at around 9am, a South Yorkshire fire Service spokesman said: “We've still got four fire engines and a high volume pump at the fire on Carlisle Street in Sheffield which we've been dealing with since Thursday afternoon.

" We're still asking people to avoid the area and for residents living nearby to keep windows and doors closed.”

They are planning a fire break in the scrap pile with diggers brought in to create a gap in the rubble to slow down the spread.