A ROAD remains closed this morning in Bentley near to the site of a fire at a car repair unit yesterday afternoon.
Five crews battled for three hours to stop the blaze near Ings Road spreading to a nearby building.
Road users are being advised that the road remains closed while work is carried out to secure a wall damaged in the fire.
Firefighters arrived at the scene at 3.15pm and police officers controlled traffic travelling down Ings Road towards the railway crossing.
Dog walker Russ Clegg, 41, of York Road, spotted the fire as he walked towards the Ings Industrial Estate.
He said: “I looked up and all of a sudden there were massive plumes of smoke billowing out from the site.”
About 80 workers at nearby business Centurion were evacuated after concerns that the fire may spread to a series of gas cylinders.
Centurion owner David Geczi said: “We were told that we needed to clear the building and being a company which supplies health and safety equipment, we obviously have standard procedures in place for this kind of emergency.
“We had everyone outside for about an hour and then we were given clearance to go back inside.”
A South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said: “Crews from Adwick, Doncaster and Thorne responded initially but SYFR’s attendance was quickly increased to five fire engines plus support units. Two main jets were used to douse the flames and around 50 workers were evacuated from the unit, and the premises of Esco hydra mining next door.”