VIDEO: Residents warned to close windows and doors after Rotherham warehouse blaze

The fire service are advising residents to keep their windows and doors closed after a fire engulfed a Rotherham furniture warehouse.

A fire has engulfed a furniture warehouse in Rotherham (photo: Steve Stansfield).
A fire has engulfed a furniture warehouse in Rotherham (photo: Steve Stansfield).

Crews were called to the MFS building on Rawmarsh Road at around 2pm this afternoon (Friday 20 July).

Four fire engines from Rotherham, Parkway, Dearne and Barnsley as well as a turntable ladder are currently at the scene.

A fire has engulfed a furniture warehouse in Rotherham (photo: Steve Stansfield).

There no reports of any casualties but, because of the smoke in the area, the fire service are advising residents to keep their doors and windows closed.

Drivers and pedestrians are also being asked to avoid the area.

They added crews were expected to remain at the scene for several hours.