Police cordon in place around burning van in Sheffield

A police cordon was put in place around a burning van on a busy Sheffield road.

Officers were called to Woodseats Road, Woodseats, at 2.05pm yesterday after a van went up in flames and it emerged that there was a gas cylinder in the back.

A van caught fire on Woodseats Road yesterday

A van caught fire on Woodseats Road yesterday

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A cordon was put in place as a precaution while firefighters cooled the cylinder down.

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The Ford Transit van was engulfed in flames when emergency services arrived at the scene and flames and smoke could be seen across Woodseats.

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The fire damaged van (Pic: Duncan Strafford)

The fire damaged van (Pic: Duncan Strafford)

Firefighters said the blaze started accidentally.