Family escapes Sheffield house fire

A Sheffield family has had a lucky escape after after a serious fire ripped through their house.

Firefighters from Tankersley, Rivelin and Rotherham attended the blaze, which took place on Steven Crescent in Chapeltown at around 7.20pm.

The scene of a house fire on Steven Crescent in Chapeltown.

The scene of a house fire on Steven Crescent in Chapeltown.

Eyewitnesses said people in the house at the time of the fire managed to get themselves out before the fire crews arrived.

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The road was cordoned off as the fire crews checked inside the gutted building.

The South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said no further information was available at this stage.

The scene of a house fire in Chapeltown.

The scene of a house fire in Chapeltown.