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Carlisle Street fire could burn for days say Sheffield firefighters

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Sheffield fire crews have issued an update as they continue to tackle the huge blaze which saw the city covered in plumes of smoke.

Yesterday South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were called to extinguish the scrap metal fire in Carlisle Street.

The fire service has continued to tackle the fire overnight and now say they expect to remain at the site until Tuesday.

To get the latest email updates from South Yorkshire Live, click here .

In a Twitter post, the service added diggers are being brought in to create a fire break in the burning scrap pile.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue tweeted: “Firefighters have been working really hard over the last 24 hours to tackle the blaze at Carlisle Street.

“A fire break is being planned in the scrap pile, with diggers being brought in to create it.

Fire crews are expected to remain at the site until Tuesday.”

The fire in Carlisle Street
The fire in Carlisle Street
(Image: South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service)

Police, the council, the Environment Agency and Public Health England are also assisting the fire crews.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer, Chris Kirby tweeted: “ @SYFR crews and officers are still working hard to extinguish a large fire in Sheffield. Thanks to support from @syptweet@SheffCouncil@EnvAgency@PHE_YorksHumber it’s been a real team effort so far. We could be there a number of days.”

Written by: Rother Radio News


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