Probe into Sheffield blaze continues to determine what caused fire which left casualty seriously injured

An investigation into a Sheffield blaze is continuing today after it engulfed a shop and flats yesterday and left one casualty in hospital.

Monday, 8th February 2021, 8:59 am
An investigation into the cause of a fire on Chesterfield Road, Heeley, Sheffield, is ongoing today

Around 40 firefighters spent most of yesterday tackling a serious fire at a row of shops on Chesterfield Road, Heeley.

Emergency services were alerted to the blaze at around 10.30am and found that a shop and flats above were involved.

Firefighters rescued one casualty from the inferno, who was taken to hospital in a serious condition.

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The fire was initially believed to have started in Milan’s pizza takeaway shop but it has now been established by the fire service that it broke out at a window shop next door.

The flames spread to flats above and the roof.

At the height of the blaze there were seven fire engines and a turntable ladder at the scene.

Police officers and paramedics were deployed and an air ambulance was scrambled.

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