Firefighters called to Rotherham steelworks following reports of ‘loud explosion’

Firefighters are on their way to a Rotherham steelworks following reports of a large explosion.

People living near Liberty Specialist Steels, Aldwarke Lane, Rotherham, said they heard ‘three loud bangs’ at around 10.30pm on Wednesday.

Liberty Steel, Rotherham. Picture: Google.

Liberty Steel, Rotherham. Picture: Google.

South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it had a couple of crews en route to the steelworks but were not yet aware of the nature of the incident.

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