Sheffield roads re-open after fire and explosion

Roads closed after a fire and explosion in Sheffield have now re-opened.

A fire broke out on Glossop Road earlier today

Glossop Road and Clarkson Road are now open to traffic and pedestrians again following the blaze, which broke out at 9am.

Flames shot through a manhole cover and there was an explosion after a fire involving an underground electricity link box broke out.

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The fire, on a pavement outside the Co-op on Glossop Road, developed as shocked pedestrians and motorists were passing by but nobody was hurt.

It was put out by firefighters using dry power extinguishers.

They said a number of substations had to be isolated to prevent them from being affected.