VIDEO: Hundreds of people evacuated from Sheffield office block after 'steam sparks fire alarm'

Hundreds of people were evacuated from a Sheffield city centre office block this afternoon - after steam from a dishwasher sparked off a fire alarm.

Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 12:27 pm
Updated Tuesday, 20th March 2018, 12:30 pm
Fire service at the scene.

Employees of businesses including the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Telegraph and Doncaster Free Press, were told to leave The Balance in Pinfold Street at about 12.45pm.

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Fire service at the scene.

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READ MORE: Gunmen on the run after shooting in Sheffield city centreBut there was no cause for concern as a brigade spokesperson explained that the alarm had been set off accidentally by 'steam coming from a dishwasher'.

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Firefighters attended The Balance.
Fire service at the scene.
Firefighters attended The Balance.