Sheffield & South Yorkshire

Sheffield MoT centre blaze investigation to be launched

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Media captionFootage of the fire, which has ripped through an MOT garage. Courtesy of Alex

An investigation is being launched into the cause of a fire in Sheffield that destroyed a building and three cars.

The blaze at the Fir Vale MoT Centre on Herries Road, near the Northern General Hospital, was fought by about 40 firefighters and was out by 02:00 GMT.

The alarm was raised before 20:00 on Monday. Five houses were evacuated and a cordon put in place, South Yorkshire Fire Rescue said.

Nobody was hurt and the cause of the fire is not known.

Image caption A view of the aftermath of the fire

All nearby residents have been able to return to their homes.

Firefighters worked for several hours during the blaze to stop the fire spreading to other properties, the fire service said.

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