Fire statement after crews descend on Sheffield city centre

The fire service has issued a statement after several fire crews were seen descending on Sheffield city centre on Monday (June 10).

A video shared online by imjustsheff showed fire crews rushing to the Sainsbury’s Local store on High Street. In the clip, one fire engine could be seen pulling up at the scene, with another two vehicles parked nearby.

Two firefighters could be seen standing guard outside the door, while several more rushed out of their vehicles and entered the building.

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South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have since confirmed that they were called to the shop at 11.41am on Monday, June 10, to investigate “smell of burning”. This was later confirmed to be coming from a faulty lighting element within a refrigeration unit.

No firefighting action was required and crews left the scene at 12.10pm. A spokesperson for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “Crews were called at 11.41am on Monday 10 June to a retail premise on High Street in Sheffield City Centre.

“On arrival crews from Central station investigated a smell of burning which was found to be coming from a faulty lighting element within a refrigeration unit. No firefighting action was needed and crews left the scene at 12:10pm.”

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