Firefighters warn public to stay away after fire at Area nightclub in Sheffield

Firefighters have spent the night at a disused nightclub in Sheffield city centre after a blaze broke out in the early hours.

By Claire Lewis
Sunday, 12th April 2020, 11:52 am
Updated Sunday, 12th April 2020, 11:53 am
Fire engines outside Area nightclub on  Burgess Street in Sheffield city centre this morning (Pic: Nathan Ddug)
Fire engines outside Area nightclub on Burgess Street in Sheffield city centre this morning (Pic: Nathan Ddug)

The fire at Area on Burgess Street was reported at 1.20am and when firefighters arrived the former club was heavily smoke-logged.

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said firefighters had to search the club to establish the exact location and cause of the blaze.

There are no reports of injuries and crews have urged people to stay away from the area.

A fire service spokesman said: “Crews were initially called to a disused nightclub on Burgess Street at 1.20am this morning.

“Since then they’ve been searching the club to find the fire and put it out – which is an on-going process.

“We’ve now got eight fire engines in attendance. This is mainly due to needing personnel for breathing apparatus duties and procedures.

“It’s still an on-going incident.”