Shocking photo shows car ablaze during rush hour traffic in Sheffield as firefighters close major road

Traffic has been brought to a standstill
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A photo shared with The Star has shown a car ablaze in the centre of Hillsborough this afternoon (April 23).

Shortly after 5pm, South Yorkshire Supertram posted on X that its tram services were facing delays due to an emergency road closure by firefighters on Bradfield Road in Hillsborough.

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South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has been contacted for further details, but it is believed that the car is the source of the mayhem.

A car fire in Hillsborough, Sheffield, has caused travel mayhem.A car fire in Hillsborough, Sheffield, has caused travel mayhem.
A car fire in Hillsborough, Sheffield, has caused travel mayhem.

Funnels of smoke can be seen coming off the blazing car in the photo. It is pictured outside the British Heart Foundation’s store on Bradfield Road.

It is understood that South Yorkshire Police are also at the scene. It is not yet known whether there have been any casualties.

AA Traffic is currently showing congestion also affecting surrounding roads, including Holme Lane, Middlewood Road, Langsett Road, Stannington Road, and Penistone Road.

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A spokesperson from South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: “Crews from Rivelin Station were called at 4:51pm to reports of a car fire on Bradfield Road, Sheffield.

 “Upon arrival, one vehicle was well alight. Crews used one hose reel to extinguish the flames. They left the scene at 5:54pm.

 “The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental.”

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