Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Fire at Rotherham's Sterecycle plant

A blaze has broken out at a former recycling site in South Yorkshire.

Fire service officials said 35 firefighters were tackling the fire at the Sterecycle (Rotherham) Ltd site on Sheffield Road on Saturday.

The fire service said no one was thought to have been hurt and the cause of the blaze would be investigated.

In September Sterecycle, where a worker died in 2011, said it had brought in the administrators after experiencing a "significant downturn in trading".

At the nearby Magna Centre a Christmas party event planned for Saturday evening had to be cancelled.

The Magna Centre tweeted: "Christmas party CANCELLED tonight due to fire close by.

"Magna apologises for inconvenience.

"We will contact event organisers next week."

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