VIDEO: Nine taken to hospital as Sheffield house fire followed by car crashing into fire engine

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Nine people have been taken to hospital after a serious house fire in Sheffield was immediately followed by a fire engine leaving the scene being hit by a car.

Firefighters were called to a blaze in a bedroom on Heeley Bank Road at around 10pm last night.

The property involved in Friday night's fire on Heeley Bank Road

The property involved in Friday night's fire on Heeley Bank Road

The blaze started in an upstairs bedroom and resulted in four men being taken to hospital for preliminary checks, with one of the residents suffering from smoke inhalation.

The fire resulted in severe damage to the bedroom and the top floor of the house.

As crews were leaving the scene at around midnight, one of the fire engines was hit in the side by a Ford Fiesta car at the crossroads to Queens Road, close to a KFC restaurant.

All five of the people in the car, three men and two women, were taken to hospital for treatment, with the Fiesta written off and causing serious damage to the fire engine.

Scene of the crash between a car and a fire engine on Queens Road, Sheffield

Scene of the crash between a car and a fire engine on Queens Road, Sheffield

Firefighters had to cut one of the people in the car out of the vehicle.

A spokesman for the fire service said the people in the car are believed to have been aged between 19 and 22 years old.

The road was closed for around 90 minutes while the incident was dealt with.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is now under way.

A fire-damaged bed and a fire extinguisher were outside the property on Heeley Bank Road this morning.

A spokesman for South Yorkshire Police said none of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening.