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Saturday, 16 March 2013

Breaking News!!!! Leeds to Bradford Road closed due to garage fire

 
Desi Sweet Centre, Bradford Road, Woodhall opposite Thornbury Barracks.

Bradford Road Woodhall scene of the Incident
Fire crews were called to the rear of the above location at around noon today (16/03/13) to deal with a garage fire to the rear of the property.

Crews at the rear of the property
This was a double domestic garage which was alight with LPG cylinders also involved.

As a precaution as in all cases involving cylinders a 30M hazard zone was implemented. This involved the closure of the main Leeds / Bradford road for a short time whilst the scene was deemed safe. Fire crews used 1 ground monitor, 1 large jet and Breathing apparatus sets.

Firefighter uses 1 Large jet cooling the cylinders



The road has since been opened and the incident scaled down. At it's height 3 appliances were in attendance from Bradford and Idle stations.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Breaking News !!! Elderley man crashes car through shop front in Birstall


Birstall Market Place has been closed off and properties evacuated after an elderly driver smashed his Skoda car into the front of Cobbles Cafe.
Fire Crews with gas officials at the scene in Chapel Lane Birstall


The 88-year-old male driver has been taken to hospital following the accident, which happened at around 11am today (12/03/2013).
A witness said it appeared as if he was trying to park outside the cafe when he appeared to lose control.
Roads into the village centre are closed and nearby shops and businesses evacuated as the crash damaged an external gas main on the site.
Emergency services are at the scene and carrying out checks to ensure the gas supply has been isolated. Once this is complete the vehicle can then be removed from the shop front

Chapel Lane looking from the top of Smithies Lane

PC David Robson said the driver had been taken to hospital to be checked over.
Cafe owner David Krolak said: “I’m in complete shock", I had my back to the window and heard a huge bang. “You could smell the gas right away and so we got the customers out the back door and away.”

Fire crews from Batley and Cleckheaton attended along with a supervisory officer as well as the Ambulance and Police.
The incident caused tailbacks along the A62 (Gelderd Road).

Crews stand by for safety reasons


Anyone with any information or who may have witnessed the collision or the vehicle prior to the collision is asked to call PC 2069 Robson (West Yorkshire Police Southern area Roads Policing Unit) by calling 101 from any telephone.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Expo Coatings Calder Road Ravensthorpe

Crews from Dewsbury attended at 04:30 this morning at the building on Calder road at Ravensthorpe. This proved to be a fire involving single storey buildings and a car. 

Firefighters tackle the incident at Expo Coatings, Calder Road, Dewsbury


The incident required assistance from other crews and 4 pumps including the CARP from Wakefield, Hose layer from Mirfield and appliance from Ossett attended .
There are no reported injuries and firefighters used 4 Large jets, 6 Breathing apparatus and Positive pressure ventilation fan.

Workers stand by whilst the incident is dealt with


Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Eleven Workers injured in Cleckheaton Blast


Fire crews at the scene of the Explosion on Hunsworth Lane

Eleven workers have been taken to Hospital following an explosion at a factory in Cleckheaton West Yorkshire.
Fire Crews were called at 8:20 PM to the Flexitallic factory  in Hunsworth Lane Cleckheaton. On arrival they found debris accross the road and a small fire to deal with along with workers from the site.


Casualties being dealt with by HART teams and Ambulance crews
Fire and Ambulance crews from West Yorkshire responded with HART teams treating the injured.
Factory workers said that is has been a miracle that nobody has been killed, "We had a very good evacuation plan well rehearsed and that appears to have paid off, it could have been so much worse" 
Two of the injured were taken to hospital by Ambulance whilst others classed as walking wounded were transported by Day transport Ambulance vehicles.

Hunsworth Lane with Extrernal views of the damage with windows blown out and roof damaged

 Investigations Continue into the cause today.

Saturday, 2 March 2013

Firefighters in Keighley to mark 30th Anniversary of the death of Jeff Naylor


Jeff Naylors Funeral as a Turntable Ladder carrying the Coffin passes Keighley Fire station



Firefighters in Keighley are marking the 30th anniversary of the death of a firefighter. Jeff Naylor suffered extensive burns when he and colleagues battled to rescue five children from a house fire on Broomhill Walk, Keighley, on April 27, 1983. Sadly along with the 31-year-old firefighter and father-of-two who died in hospital ten weeks later, two of the five youngsters also died.

Crew members at the Keighley station have lined up initiatives to raise cash in his memory, including car washes and special wristbands.
Proceeds will be split between The Fire Fighters Charity and the burns unit at Pinderfields Hospital, Wakefield, where Mr Naylor was treated.
On April 27th, a remembrance service will be held at the Bradford Road station, where a fire appliance will be named after him.
Watch Commander Steve Moorhouse is appealing for help with a raffle. “If businesses and people could help with raffle prizes, that would be much appreciated,” he said
“If anyone can help, they can contact the station on (01535) 607401. Thankyou”