Why firefighters sealed off Atkinsons in Sheffield city centre as Storm Ciara hit city

Part of a shopping street in Sheffield city centre had to be cordoned off on Sunday as fire fighters secured a window pane at risk of falling onto the street below.

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 4:06 pm

South Yorkshire Police taped off the pedestrianised area outside Atkinsons and The Cabin cafe on Sunday afternoon while a South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue crew from Dearne secured the loose panel on the second floor of the department store on Fitzwilliam Gate.

It is believed Storm Ciara, which wreaked havoc across large parts of Sheffield and South Yorkshire yesterday (February 10), could have caused the window pane to come loose.

A tweet from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “And here’s something else you might not normally associate us with.

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A fire crew from Dearne secured the window on Sunday afternoon.

“A crew from #Dearne attended Atkinsons on Fitzwilliam Gate, Sheffield, yesterday.

“They helped secure a window pane that was at risk of falling onto the pavement below.

“#NotJustFires #StormCiara”

A crew from Dearne helped secure the window on Sunday afternoon.