Huge warehouse blaze in Rotherham could burn for days

A huge warehouse blaze in Rotherham could burn for days, firefighters have warned today.

Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 9:40 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th February 2020, 3:57 pm

Crews were called to Manor Road, Kiveton Park, at around 11.05pm yesterday and found a disused warehouse engulfed in flames.

Because of fears that there may have been asbestos in the roof, and due to the large amount of smoke the fire generated, residents were warned

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Firefighters spent the night tackling a warehouse blaze in Kiveton Park, Rotherham (PIC: SYFR)

to keep their doors and windows closed.

At the height of the blaze there were seven crews at the scene.

Firefighters have spent hours tackling a huge blaze in Kiveton Park Rotherham, overnight and this morning (PIC: SYFR)

This morning, firefighters said there is still a lot of smoke in the Kiveton Park area and residents are still being advised to keep their doors and windows closed until the fire is out, but they have been warned it could take days.

South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said the Environment Agency has assessed asbestos at the scene and ‘it is not deemed to be a risk to the public’.