Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield plastics fire investigation starts

Attercliffe plastics factory fire
Image caption About 50 firefighters were involved in the operation to contain the blaze

Investigations have begun to establish the cause of a huge factory fire in South Yorkshire.

The blaze destroyed a building containing about 20 tonnes of plastic at the Sheffield Reclaim Ltd plant, in Attercliffe, on Sunday afternoon.

The fire service said a dampening down operation was continuing with five firefighters still at the scene.

A spokesman said: "The focus is very much now on the fire investigation and to establish how it started."

At the height of the blaze, a plume of smoke was visible for at least 20 miles (32km).

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