Probe into blaze at Indian takeaway in Sheffield

The Taj Indian takeaway shop was damaged by fire

The Taj Indian takeaway shop was damaged by fire

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An investigation is underway into the cause of a blaze at an Indian takeaway in Sheffield.

The blaze at Taj Indian Takeaway on Middlewood Road, Hillsborough, was reported to emergency services at 2.30am today.

Crews from Rivelin, Elm Lane and Central fire stations in Sheffield all responded to 999 calls about the blaze.

When they arrived they found the property well alight.

The kitchen was badly damaged and smoke had filtered into the flat above, which was empty at the time.

Police officers cordoned off the premises this morning while an examination was carried out.