Firefighters tackle huge blaze close to Rotherham warehouse

Firefighters tackled a huge blaze overnight close to a Rotherham warehouse.

Friday, 16th June 2017, 10:50 am
Updated Wednesday, 21st June 2017, 2:21 pm
Firefighters in action in Kiveton Park (Picture: Tim Ansell)

The fire on the Kiveton Park Industrial Estate, Manor Road, Kiveton Park, involved waste metals, wiring and cylinders.

It broke out close to plant machinery and a warehouse, which firefighters battled to protect.

Firefighters in action in Kiveton Park (Picture: Tim Ansell)

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Crews from Aston Park, Maltby and Birley Moor stations in Sheffield, along with firefighters from Worksop, extinguished the flames.

The blaze is believed to have been started deliberately.

A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokeswoman said: "At 10.38pm on Wednesday, June 15 , crews were called to an incident on Kiveton Industrial Estate, Manor Road, in Kiveton Park.

"Engines from Aston Park, Birley Moor and Maltby attended alongside two engines from Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue. On arrival, they found a large fire next to an industrial building. "They quickly sectorised the incident and got to work tackling the blaze with hose reels.

Firefighters in action in Kiveton Park (Picture: Tim Ansell)

"At 2.26am crews were damping down and, thankfully, there were no injuries.

"It is believed to have been started deliberately and an investigation into the cause is now underway."

Anyone with information should call South Yorkshire Police on 101.

Firefighters in action in Kiveton Park (Picture: Tim Ansell)
Firefighters in action in Kiveton Park (Picture: Tim Ansell)
Firefighters in action in Kiveton Park (Picture: Tim Ansell)
Firefighters in action in Kiveton Park (Picture: Tim Ansell)