Five fire crews are attending to a blaze at the Guest and Chrimes building next to the AESSEAL New York Stadium.
They were called to the scene on Don Street just before 4am on Sunday as a fire raged in the derelict building that lies next to the Millers’ home, which is under no threat.
“A large disused building is currently on fire in Don Street, Rotherham,” a South Yorkshire Fire statement read.
“Five fire engines from Rotherham, Elm Lane, Parkway, Maltby and Aston Park stations were called to the scene at 3:50am on Sunday morning.
“The building was well alight when crews arrived. Firefighters are using hose reels to tackle the blaze.
“There is a large amount of smoke in the area.
Five fire engines are currently at a large derelict building on Don Street @Rotherham there is a large amount of smoke in the area so please keep your doors and windows closed https://t.co/cdz5BO10Ir pic.twitter.com/DS1THWT3Zm
— South Yorkshire Fire (@SYFR) July 1, 2018
“An investigation into the cause of the fire will take place once it is completely out.”
The Grade II listed buildings are derelict but are under the protection of the English Heritage, owing to their history as a former iron foundry.
The club have been in long discussions over the site following the build of their new home in 2012.
Plans were submitted last year for the buildings to be turned into a leisure complex, including a trampoline centre and hotel, but there have been no recent updates.