Update issued on status of Sheffield high-rise flats fire

The fire brigade has confirmed nobody was injured in a blaze at a high-rise block of flats in Sheffield on Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 11:30 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 12:42 pm

Two crews from Sheffield Central Fire Station were dispatched to the scene in Brightmore Drive, Netherthorpe, at 8.40am.

The flats

A fire service spokesperson said a member of public raised the alarm after ‘seeing smoke coming from the first floor’.

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It transpired that the fire was in a bin chute and had been started accidentally.

The brigade said firefighters left the scene after about 30 minutes after putting the blaze out and added there was no casualties.