‘Avoid the area!’ Warning issued as thick smoke bellows over UK town during ‘massive fire’

Rotherham: Smoke rises from across Effingham Street

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Crews from South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service are in attendance, while the service urges residents to avoid the area.

In an update on Twitter, the service said: “We currently have six fire engines in attendance at an industrial fire on Gin House Lane in Musbrough, Rotherham.

“A further five appliances are on the way to tackle this fire which involves a large amount of recycling equipment.

“Avoid the area if you can!”

The smoke alerted residents who rushed to comment on Twitter about the blaze, with one of them, @ThurcroftMiller, saying it looks “massive”. 

He said: “Anyone know what’s happened know Rotherham Town centre? Looks like there’s a massive fire somewhere”.

Another resident, Benjamin Fearn, posted a video of the fire on Twitter and commented that the atmosphere is filled with ashes that travel across the area.

He said: “Bits of ash have been coming over the river to where we are on Effingham Street”.

While another resident with the Twitter handle @KyleTitus2, said: “Can see it from Sheffield town centre”

More to follow…

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