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Fire crews tackle blaze at Sheffield factory

Fire crews are tackling a blaze at a factory in Sheffield this morning.

They were called to Magtec Electric Vehicle Drive Systems on Newhall Road, Attercliffe, at 9.50am after a lithium battery exploded and caught fire.

Firefighters were called to a factory fire in Sheffield this morning

Firefighters were called to a factory fire in Sheffield this morning

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Plumes of smoke could be seen issuing from the building.

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Nobody was injured during the incident.

Plumes of smoke could be seen issuing from a factory in Sheffield this morning

Plumes of smoke could be seen issuing from a factory in Sheffield this morning

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Magtec designs and manufactures electric drive systems and components.

Nobody was injured during the incident and there was and no damage to the facility.

An investigation into the cause is now underway.