Huge blaze breaks out at South Yorkshire industrial unit

Firefighters are currently tackling a huge blaze that has broken out at a South Yorkshire industrial unit this afternoon.

By The Newsroom
Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 6:34 pm
Updated Tuesday, 22nd May 2018, 6:46 pm
The scene in Dinnington. Picture: Sam Cooper
The scene in Dinnington. Picture: Sam Cooper

Five fire engines and an aerial appliance are currently at the scene of the fire in Todwick Road, Dinnington.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said they received a call about the blaze, which is believed to be around 40 metres by 50 metres in size, at 5.20pm.

Smoke from the fire can be seen for miles. Picture: Tim Cotton

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South Yorkshire Police are believed to have closed a section of Todwick Road while work to extinguish the fire continues.

An eye witness said: "I noticed the fire while I was in my garden. You can see smoke from it for miles across Rotherham and south Sheffield."