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Firefighters attend Sussex Street incident

On Saturday 9 December at 03:51am, crews from Central, Parkway and Elm Lane attended a large fire on Sussex Street in Sheffield.

Located in a yard, the fire involved an unknown quantity of loose titanium which was well alight when firefighters arrived. To put out the fire, crews used Compressed Air Foam Systems.

The fire had spread to a lorry and two forklift trucks. The outside of the building involved had been destroyed and there was also some heat damage to the surrounding buildings.

The cause of the fire is believed to be accidental and possibly as a result of the titanium overheating after being dried and then stored.

Firefighters began to leave the scene at 10:18am.

This content was last updated on December 11th, 2017