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Sheffield flat smoke logged after rubbish fire

Firefighters from Birley, Parkway and Central fire stations were called to a fire on Leighton Road at around 1.36am this morning (Wednesday 12 June).

The call initially came from a man who’s flat was becoming smoke logged. Upon arrival, crews found that the source of the smoke was a rubbish fire in the stairwell of a set of maisonettes.

This fire involved two televisions and a freezer. Breathing apparatus wearers used hose reel jets to extinguish the fire.

It is thought that the blaze had been started deliberately – with firefighters leaving the scene around 2.10am.

This content was last updated on June 12th, 2019