Sheffield roads re-open after fire and explosion

A fire broke out on Glossop Road earlier today
A fire broke out on Glossop Road earlier today

Roads closed after a fire and explosion in Sheffield have now re-opened.

Glossop Road and Clarkson Road are now open to traffic and pedestrians again following the blaze, which broke out at 9am.

Flames shot through a manhole cover and there was an explosion after a fire involving an underground electricity link box broke out.

The fire, on a pavement outside the Co-op on Glossop Road, developed as shocked pedestrians and motorists were passing by but nobody was hurt.

It was put out by firefighters using dry power extinguishers.

They said a number of substations had to be isolated to prevent them from being affected.