All the photos as Sheffield scrap yard fire continues to rage, with road closures still in place

Police have this evening urged people to avoid the area as a scrap yard fire continues to rage.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 9:11 pm
South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said it expected to remain at the scene for some time (pic: South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue)

Firefighters were called to the scrap metal blaze on Carlisle Street, in Burngreave, at around 1pm today and they are still dousing the flames.

In an update issued at around 8.30pm, South Yorkshire Police said: “We are continuing to support our colleagues at the scene this evening in Sheffield.

“There are road closures in place so please avoid the area and keep an eye on their updates.”

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Six fire crews have been battling the blaze (pic: South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue)

The fire sent thick plumes of smoke billowing across the city and people living miles away reported the acrid smell wafting through the air.

The blaze started at MHH Contracting, and South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue initially sent three crews, before sending another three fire engines.

The fire service said the cause would be investigated once the fire is out (pic: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue)

The fire service, which urged people in the area to close their doors and windows to keep out the smoke, said an investigation into the cause would take place once the fire is out.

Carlisle Street and Petre Street were both closed due to the fire, with buses being diverted.

This photo, taken from Park Hill, shows the fire still raging this evening
People reported smelling the acrid smoke miles away (pic: South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue)
Around 30 firefighters have been battling the blaze (pic: South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue)
The fire started at a scrap metal yard off Carlisle Street, in Sheffield (pic: Scott Merrylees)
Flames were seen leaping many feet into the air (pic: South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue)
This photo, taken from Park Hill, shows the fire still burning brightly this evening
People in the area were advised to keep their windows and doors closed (pic: Scott Merrylees)
Carlisle Street and Petre Street have been closed while firefighters tackle the blaze (pic: Scott Merrylees)
People have been urged to avoid the area while firefighters remain at the scene (pic: Scott Merrylees)