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Investigation launched into blaze at reptile food warehouse in Rotherham

Firefighters dealt with a blaze at a warehouse in Rotherham yesterday (Pic: Tim Ansell)
Firefighters dealt with a blaze at a warehouse in Rotherham yesterday (Pic: Tim Ansell)

An investigation is underway today into a blaze at a Rotherham warehouse used to store 'live food' for reptiles.

The blaze on Outgang Road, Dinnington, broke out at around 12.25pm yesterday and when firefighters arrived there were flames shooting through the roof.

Firefighters in action in Rotherham yesterday (Pic: Tim Ansell)

Firefighters in action in Rotherham yesterday (Pic: Tim Ansell)

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Crews from Aston and Maltby in Rotherham; Central and Parkway in Sheffield and one from Doncaster, dealt with the incident and spent four and a half hours at the scene.

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Staff were evacuated safely from the warehouse.

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Fire investigators are due to re-visit the warehouse today to establish the cause of the blaze.

The warehouse stores reptile supplies including locusts, crickets, fruit flies and roaches, plus grubs and worms for cage and aviary birds.