‘The sky lit up orange!’ – Residents describe huge ‘explosion’ at Rotherham steelworks 

Residents have described hearing the moment an explosion reportedly rocked a huge steelworks in Rotherham last night.  

Members of the public called 999 after hearing the loud bangs emanating from Liberty Speciality Steels on Alwarke Lane. 

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Two fire crews were called to the scene at about 10.30pm. 

They later reported it as a ‘false alarm’ after carrying out safety checks and discovering the sound of the explosion was down to water mixing with molten steel during the production process. 

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Nobody was injured. 

Liberty Speciality Steels.

Liberty Speciality Steels.

But the loud noise caused alarm among residents, many of which took to Twitter to describe what they heard. 

One said: “I heard it and the sky lit up orange! Hope it’s not an explosion and everyone is okay.” 

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Another added: “Biggest three bangs ever, thought windows were coming through, think it is an explosion at steelworks.” 

Liberty Speciality Steels has not yet publicly commented on the matter.