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Occupants flee flat blaze in Sheffield

The occupants of two flats escaped unharmed after a fire on a balcony spread into one of their homes.  

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Two people in the burning flat on White Thorns Drive, Batemoor, fled unharmed and the occupants of the flat below left their home as a precaution.

White Thorns Drive, Batemoor

White Thorns Drive, Batemoor

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The fire was discovered at 11.40pm and firefighters believe it was down to smoking on the balcony.

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Flames spread into the flat and caused extensive damage.

Three fire engines were deployed to the scene and crews spent over two hours dealing with the incident.