BREAKING NEWS: Crews tackle large Doncaster factory blaze

Fire crews at Shades of Doncaster
Fire crews at Shades of Doncaster

Fire crews from across Doncaster are tackling a Doncaster factory blaze.

Six appliances from across town have spent the afternoon at blind manufacturer Shades of Doncaster on the Kirk Sandall Industrial Estate since the fire was reported shortly after lunchtime.

Police have sealed off Sandall Stones Road and are advising residents to stay indoors and keep doors and windows closed.

The call to the factory unit was received at around 12.30pm.

There are not thought to be any injuuries and it is not clear if anyone was working inside the one storey unit at the the time.

Network Rail officials were alereted after smoke began drifting onto the nearby Doncaster to Hull railway line but services were not affected.

A police spokesman said the crews had managed to contain the flames and stop them spreadinto adjoining premises.

It is not clear at this stage the extent of the damage but smoke could be seendrifting from the roof as firefighters continued the damping down process at the site.

Fire investigation teams will now try to establish the cause of the fire.

Shades of Doncaster was established in 1984 and manufactures and sells blinds at its premises in Kirk Sandall.