Fears of fatality after flat blaze in Sheffield

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Shocked residents in a Sheffield street fear a neighbour died after a blaze broke out in a flat this morning.

Residents gathered around a cordon in place around a block of flats in St Lawrence Glebe, Tinsley, this afternoon claim a man died in the fire.

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Neither South Yorkshire Police nor South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue have confirmed details of any fatalities or casualties but a tent has been erected outside the block of flats where the blaze broke out this morning.

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Flames were spotted and the alarm was raised at around 10.55am.

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There are at least four fire appliance at the scene plus a number of ambulances and police cars.

The cordon around the flats has been extended since tape was initially erected as a barrier to keep members of the public away while firefighters tackled the blaze.

More to follow.