LATEST: Large fire at Sheffield industrial site under control

Newhall Road, Sheffield. Picture: Google
Newhall Road, Sheffield. Picture: Google

A large fire at a Sheffield industrial site this morning now appears to be under control.

People were evacuated from a unit in Newhall Road, Newhall, when a fire broke out in the roof cavity at about 8am.

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Five fire engines from Sheffield Central, Parkway and Elm Lane stations and a turntable ladder have been dispatched to the site.

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A fire service spokesperson said earlier that the building was "well alight" but it appears that firefighters now have it under control as they added at 11am: "We're starting to scale back our attendance at the fire."

Motorists are warned to expect some disruption on the roads around the site.