NEWS IN BRIEF: Sheffield firefighters called to blaze

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FIREFIGHTERS were called out to a steel factory in Dronfield after a fault in an extractor fan sparked a blaze.

The incident happened at Dunstan and Wragg, on Wreakes Lane, and started in the air filter system.

Crews from Chesterfield, Dronfield and Matlock fire stations attended the industrial site at just after 7.50pm on Tuesday, and spent around 45 minutes putting out the fire.

Before leaving the scene, firefighters used an aerial ladder to inspect the roof of the factory.

A STACK of burning plastic trays was put out by firefighters after being set alight at a psychiatric hospital.

The fire happened at the Manor Hospital, in Shirebrook, at around 7pm on Tuesday, and a crew from Bolsover used a water jet to douse the flames.

Engineers from the gas board also attended, as the fire was close to a gas intake pipe.

POLICE in Rotherham are urging businesses to be on their guard following a spate of diesel thefts.

The thefts happened in Masbrough and Greasbrough, and police officers are helping business owners to upgrade their security equipment and ensure it is kept in working order.

Anyone with information about fuel thefts should call 101 or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

A LARGE pile of rubbish went up in flames in an arson attack on Kettlebridge Road, Darnall.

The incident happened at 9pm on Tuesday, and firefighters used beaters to extinguish the flames, spending around an hour at the scene.