Firefighters involved in damping down operation after flat fire in Sheffield

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Firefighters are damping down after a blaze broke out in a flat in Sheffield this morning.

Crews were called to St Lawrence Glebe, off St Lawrence Road, Tinsley, at 10.55am and found a second floor flat alight.

A multi-agency investigation is to be launched into a flat fire in Sheffield

A multi-agency investigation is to be launched into a flat fire in Sheffield

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A Sheffield Council worker spotted smoke and raised the alarm.

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He alerted residents in the block to the fire but residents fear a neighbour perished in the blaze.

Details have not yet been confirmed by South Yorkshire Police or South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue.

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Emergency services remain at the scene of the blaze, where a tent has been erected outside.

Detectives and police scenes of crime investigators are also at the flat.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said a ‘multi-agency investigation into the cause of the fire will take place once the fire is completely out’.

More to follow.