At 6:12am fire crew from Birley Moore, Aston and Parkway responded to a fire on Oxclose Park Road.
The source was a silo, 6m tall and 4m in diameter emitting smoke.
Two firefighters with breathing apparatus tackled the blaze with a hose reel and fire engine jet.
The fire was extinguished within an hour.
Sheffield Fire services have returned to the scene periodically throughout the day to dismantle the silo and find out the cause which is currently unknown.