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Fire at Sheffield Ski Village

A fire has broken out tonight at Sheffield Ski Village.

There are three fire engines at the scene, and South Yorkshire Fire Service say they do not know whether the fire will be put out tonight.

They have so far received 132 calls about the blaze.

It comes after it was revealed the village is unlikely ever to re-open, as its owners are unable to get insurance following arson attacks, vandalism and theft.

The ski complex has stood at Parkwood Springs for the last 25 years - but it was destroyed in a blaze last April.

The blaze was recorded as accidental, but has been followed by repeated arson attacks.

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Future of Sheffield Ski Village

The owners of the Sheffield Ski Village say its future is uncertain.

Following a series of arson attacks, vandalism and theft Kevin Pullan says it is unlikely ever to re-open due to insurance problems.

The landmark alpine ski complex has stood at Parkwood Springs for the last 25 years - but insurance firms are now unwilling to take the gamble after much of the site was destroyed in a blaze last April.

Fourth fire at Sheffield Ski Village

A fourth fire in as many months has hit Sheffield Ski Village. It comes after the centre was badly damaged by a major blaze in April. Since that fire which destroyed the club house, reception, ski hire and function rooms the centre has been hit by a series of smaller fires.

The latest saw firefighters called to the ski village as a large amount of matting went up in flames. It is thought the fire was started deliberately. After the first fire, fifty staff were made redundant.

200m cordon around Sheffield Ski Village after massive blaze

A massive blaze has destroyed Sheffield Ski Village’s main buildings. Firefighters were called to the centre at Neepsend at about 1am today when the wooden chalet-style accommodation was well-alight.. At the height of the blaze, around 30 fire fighters fought the flames.

Nobody was inside the building when the fire broke out. Efforts to tackle the fire were hampered by the presence of acetylene cylinders which meant a 200 metre cordon had to be set up around the site but no homes are within the affected area.

Fire service Incident Commander, Stewart Nicholson, said: “We were pumping around 3,000 litres of water per minute onto the fire from the River Don.” The cause of the fire will be subject of an investigation by police and the fire service.

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