Sheffield firefighters attacked at house blaze caused by firework

Firefighters came under attack while dealing with a house fire caused by a firework in Sheffield.

Thursday, 1st November 2018, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 1st November 2018, 9:08 am
Lifford Street, Tinsley

Fireworks and eggs were among the missiles hurled at crews as they arrived at the scene of a house blaze in Lifford Street, Tinsley, last night.

The fire broke out in a bedroom at around 7.55pm after a firework was thrown through a window.

Lifford Street, Tinsley

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As firefighters pulled up and extinguished the flames yobs pelted them with missiles.

They managed to leave the street without being hurt once the flames were out.

The attack came on a street close to where firefighters dealt with a fatal flat fire just hours earlier.

A man, named locally as Nigel Chatterton, perished in the blaze, which broke out at around 10.55am.

The Halloween attack on firefighters came on the same night that police officers had fireworks, eggs and stones hurled at them as they dealt with incidents in Burngreave and Firth Park '“ sparking criticising from South Yorkshire police.

The force said officers were fortunate not to have been seriously injured.

More to follow.