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Scrap Yard Blaze Caused Disruption to Trains and Roads in Sheffield

On Friday 21 October a huge fire broke out at a car scrap yard on London Road in Sheffield. The blaze started at about 18:40 BST and took up to 20 fire fighters to control the fire. It was extinguished shortly before 22:00 BST.

This is not the first time a fire has broken out as this scrap yard; about two years ago a petrol tank went up in flames after it was drilled though. This fire was believed to involve gas cylinders and South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have commented that the scrap yard blaze was started deliberately.

Thankfully there were no injuries as a result of the fire and there is a joint investigation by the police and fire service going on.

The train line between Sheffield and Chesterfield was closed as a safety precaution causing a number of trains to be cancelled and travel disruption. The road was also cordoned off, with all traffic placed on a diversion.

A fire risk assessment could have prevented this from happening as correct fire safety measures would have been in place.

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