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Fire at Hellaby industrial site

Sparks from a battery caused a fire at an industrial premises in Rotherham on Thursday afternoon.

Firefighters were called to the business on Braithwell Way, Hellaby after the sparks caused an explosive reaction with a chemical solution being used as part of an industrial process.

The firm’s staff put out the blaze using dry powder extinguishers before firefighters put a cordon in place and made the scene safe.

The incident happened just before midday and was tackled by crews from Aston, Maltby and Rotherham.

This content was last updated on May 01st, 2015