Warning from firefighters over parked cars

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FIREFIGHTERS have warned drivers about bad parking after crews were held up on their way to a large fire in South Yorkshire.

Crews attended a fire involving settees, carpets and other household rubbish at flats in Sheffield in the early hours of this morning.

Two fire engines from Central station tackled the blaze outside Castle Court flats in Park Hill 12.40am.

The fire, believed to have been started deliberately, spread to a bin store and heat from the blaze cracked window frames on three storeys of nearby flats.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue said: “Firefighters are reminding residents to park vehicles responsibly to allow emergency vehicles to get through.

“Vehicles parked on both sides of the road made it difficult for fire crews to gain access to the site.”

It is thought the fire was started deliberately.

Anyone with information about people starting deliberate fires should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.