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Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Warehouse fire contained by firefighters in Bradford overnight.



This was the scene on Bolling road, Bradford last night as fire crews from the brigade area tackled the fire at Broomfield House, the premises of Simba Smoby Toys. The call was raised at approx. 9:30pm with smoke seen rising from the roof area as the fire inside raged. 




Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus were deployed to tackle the fire internally. This was a large building measuring approx. 50m x 40m in size, of single storey construction and involved high racking within the warehouse. Local roads were closed off by the police to allow for the firefighting crews to contain the blaze. As a precaution a Public Safety Advice message was released on Twitter by West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for the surrounding area.







The Incident was made up to 10 pumps with 2 aerial appliances being used at the scene one having traveled from Leeds. 
Firefighters used 3 Large jets, 1 Hosereel jet, 8 Breathing apparatus, 1 jet from Aerial Ladder Platform and CARP appliance and Positive Pressure Ventilation fans (PPV).



Appliances from Bradford(2), Shipley, Illingworth, Fairweather Green, Odsal, Rastrick, Cleckheaton, Dewsbury, Hunslet, Killingbeck, Leeds (ALP), Mirfield (HL), Featherstone (CU), Moortown with supporting officers are some of the vehicles recorded to have attended.



The building was fitted with a sprinkler system which had been activated along with the fire alarm that could be heard.



Crews remaining in attendance this morning with 2 appliances damping down and making up equipment from the incident. A fire investigation has started to establish the cause.

The crews are supplied with refreshments from the welfare unit which attended the incident.



Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Fire at Autocare, Garnett street, Bradford, surrounding properties saved during serious blaze

Fire Investigation are trying to find the cause of the MP x 6 during the early hours of today in Garnett Street, Bradford. The alarm was raised at around 2am this morning at the premises of the Autocare Tyre Centre. 



Bradford crews were first to arrive where the building had been well alight. The Incident was made up to 6 pumps and the CARP was used for an aerial attack on the fire. In total 8 Large jets, Carp jet, and 4 Breathing apparatus sets were used. 



There were exposure risks to 3 sides of the building on fire and crews used covering jets to successfully prevent fire spread to these properties. 



Appliances from Bradford (2), Odsal, Shipley, Rawdon, Cleckheaton, Otley (Hose Layer), Fairweather Green, Bingley and Hemsworth along with supporting officers attended.



Crews used an adjoining flat roof to enable jets to be played on the fire



A command point was set up using the Command Unit Lite from Fairweather Green at the top of Harris street. 

Friday, 16 June 2017

Thursday 15th June 2017

A1(m) at Ferrybridge fire crews responded to an incident involving an HGV and trailer carrying 20 tonnes of baled paper or cardboard. The fire occurred after the vehicle struck the nearside barriers on the southbound carriageway at around 5:35pm, coming to rest on the hard shoulder.



Crews used 2 Large jets with water supplied from a nearby hydrant, 4 pumps attended from Castleford, Pontefract, Normanton and Cleckheaton along with a senior advisor.



The motorway was closed for a time whilst the incident was dealt with causing delays on surrounding routes.


There has been no indication as to there being any casualties at the incident, however the Yorkshire Air Ambulance did attend the scene.


Monday, 17 April 2017

Police and Fire investigating Suspicious House Fire overnight

Fire and Police were called to an empty house fire at an end terrace property on Clipstone Street, West Bowling, Bradford at around 02:30 hrs this morning. The fire of doubtful origin is under investigation as this house had been empty for sometime and was due to go to auction next month. 










Crews from Bradford and Odsal stations attended and used 1 Large jet, 1 Hosereel, four Breathing apparatus and the aerial appliance to deal with the incident. The fire spread to the joining property where its occupier had to be treated for smoke inhalation. Police and fire investigation officers are at the scene this morning continuing their enquiries. Crews will be also hot striking in the local area today checking local homes for smoke alarms and fitting them where required.



Bradford's Combined Aerial Rescue Pump was on scene as one of the initial attending appliances, this was used to extinguish the roof fire of the property


If anyone saw anything suspicious before the fire at around 02:30 they are asked to contact Police on 101 with any information about the fire. 


Friday, 3 March 2017

Building fire, Blue Hills Lane, Wortley, Leeds


Just some images from the MP x 8 last night at Wortley in Leeds. Due to travelling distance the fire was almost out by the time I arrived. 


The fire in Blue Hills Lane needed appliances from Leeds, Cookridge, Rawdon, Stanningley, Moortown, Mirfield and Fairweather Green's Command Unit Lite were some of the ones in attendance. The main fire seemed to have been involving the roof of the property. 



Sunday, 13 November 2016

Second fire to Hit Derelict Building at Elland Site in two days

Another suspicious fire in Elland this morning as fire crews were called to Gas Works Lane, the old gas works building was ablaze for the second morning in a row.

Yesterdays fire involved an end section of the building, but this time the whole property has been affected. A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was believed to be the same building which commanded the attention of firefighters in the early hours of Saturday.


This mornings incident needed 5 pumps and 3 Aerial appliances to tackle the fire. This was fought defensively due to the unsafe condition of the building. 


Four large jets, 1 Ground monitor and 3 Aerial appliance monitors were used at the height of the blaze.


Water was pumped from the nearby Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal using two appliances set into open water.

Access to this incident was only possible from the Elland side as the bridge remains closed as repairs continue following the Boxing day floods of 2015. 

The fire has been contained to the building of origin but the complete 2 storey property has been completely destroyed. Structural engineers will need to assess the building later today.


Appliances from Rastrick, Huddersfield, Illingworth, Halifax, Cleckheaton, Bradford and Fairweather Green Command Unit Lite attended the incident along with supporting officers.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Arson attack at Kirklees College, Huddersfield.

The empty Kirklees College building was alight again last night (08/11/2016), and as fire crews responded from Huddersfield to the incident, flames were already showing from the building. This site had been the location of numerous arson attacks in past months.


On the initial turn out three appliances were sent to the fire which on arrival was made up to five pumps. The location on Portland street in the town was closed off by police to enable fire crews to work.

The fire in the two storey building, involved the first floor and roof . Crews had to wear breathing apparatus to enter and search the building for any persons that may have been inside. Crews used six Large jets and Huddersfield's CARP to tackle the fire from above. 


       The incident escalated to a MP x 10, crews required for water and Breathing apparatus wearers. 


Watch Commander Darren Bagley said: “It was a targeted arson attack"  It’s believed Tuesday’s fire originated on the first and second floors, in the old languages corridor and library area. Sending crews inside the building was hazardous but there was no other way to check the property for life risk and also extinguish the fire. 



Deputy Chief Fire Officer for West Yorkshire attended the incident, alongside other supervisory officers.

Crews attended from Huddersfield, Slaithwaite, Rastrick, Cleckheaton, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract, Fairweather Green and Meltham attended along with other supporting appliances.