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Firefighters save Sheffield timber warehouse

Firefighters’ quick actions have prevented hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage at a Sheffield timber warehouse.

Six fire crews were initially sent to tackle a blaze at the Arnold Laver warehouse on Oxclose Park Road North, Halfway at around 6.30pm on Saturday (2 July).

Two fork lift trucks were well alight inside the building which is used to store thousands of tonnes of wood. Birley Moor firefighters were the first to arrive at the scene, supported by Parkway, Aston Park, Lowedges and two crews from Central fire station.

Group Manager Simon Rodgers, who attended the incident, said: “The first crews to arrive at the warehouse worked quickly and professionally to gain access to the building, put out the vehicle fires and prevent the fire from spreading to the rest of the building. There can be little doubt that their actions have prevented many hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of damage being caused.”

The only other damage, apart from to the fork lift trucks, was to a lorry. No one was hurt in the incident. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation.

This content was last updated on July 02nd, 2016