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Firefighters tackle blaze on Wharf Road, Kilnhurst

We are currently in attendance at a large fire at a recycling centre on Wharf Road in Kilnhurst, Rotherham.

Firefighters were called to the scene at around 4:30pm this afternoon (17 June 2018). There are currently around 12 fire engines and 60 firefighters tackling the blaze.

Fire officers are urging people to avoid the area if at all possible and for local residents, officers are advising to keep all windows and doors shut due to the smoke within the area.

No-one has been injured in this incident. Wharf Road is closed and a cordon has been put in place while firefighters deal with the blaze.

Officers would like to thank the local community for their understanding and patience while work is underway to deal with incident and ensure everyone’s safety.

Additional information will be provided when available.


This content was last updated on June 17th, 2018