01 May 2012
A ski centre in Sheffield has burned down after a blaze started in the centre of the complex.
A fire was discovered at Sheffield Ski Village at around 1am on Sunday, when emergency services were called and some 30 firefighters attended the scene.
The fire had already spread by the time the fire service arrived, and firefighters doused the 40-feet high flames from outside the main building.
The blaze was stopped at around 4am with the help of 3,000 litres-a-minute of water drawn from the River Don. There are no known casualties.
Station manager Stewart Nicholson, incident commander for South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, told The Star: “It was a very substantial fire and there is very little left.
“On arrival, we were faced with a fully-developed fire in a timber-framed building. It appeared to have started in the centre of the complex and was spreading outwards.”
The source of the fire will be investigated by the police and fire services.
Copyright Press Association 2012