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Sunday, 28 April 2013

Breaking News!!!!! Tractor Crashes into Shop front in Liversedge + other news

Tractor Crashes into Shop front in Liversedge

A tractor has crashed into a pharmacy in Liversedge after the driver lost control.
It is believed the throttle got stuck as the tractor turned into Valley Road just before 10.30am today 28/04.
The tractor crashed into the front of Shah’s Pharmacy, damaging the wall and roof. Firefighters from Cleckheaton were called to support police and paramedics, who treated the driver for minor head injuries.
Watch commander Gary Hatton said: “We were thinking somebody was going to be trapped in the tractor, but the driver was already out.
Scene of the collision this morning : Ash Milne
“We have isolated it, set up a cordon and requested other agencies attend.”
Kirklees Council is due to send staff to cut the supply to a streetlight knocked over by the tractor and assess the structural damage to the building.

 

Fire in derelict garage in Listerhills, Bradford

Fire in a derelict garage gave off large amounts of smoke as firefighters had to tackle a fierce blaze at Longside Lane, Listerhills in Bradford.
Image via Twitter
Crews from Bradford station attended the fire,  Firefighters had to don breathing apparatus to get into the derelict garage and fight the fire. The blaze was started by burning rubbish which spread to the building.




Saturday, 27 April 2013

News Incident Round Up

Friday 26th April 2012

One woman died at the scene and a further 20 were injured – seven seriously – when a lorry hit a minibus travelling along the motorway
The group of 21 women were on their way to Liverpool from South Elmsall in West 
Yorkshire, as part of a hen celebration.
Twelve miles into their trip, close to junction 32 on the westbound carriageway of the M62, the minibus was struck by a Heavy Goods Vehicle.
The brute force of the collision shunted the minibus off the carriageway and down a grassy bank where it came to rest on its side on the slip road. The lorry also overturned in the smash.
The lorry driver was arrested in connection with the incident.

Dave Walton, Assistant Chief Officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, said: “There was a lot of debris and people lying outside the vehicle, by the roadside.

“This is where firefighters’ training kicks in, but at the end of the day they are human beings and they are not immune.”
With the Yorkshire Air Ambulance grounded for planned maintenance work, helicopters from other providers across the north were dispatched to the M62 to take the injured women to various hospitals.
One helicopter took a casualty to Leeds General Infirmary, 
while another flew to the James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough with a patient on board.
Two aircraft from North West Air Ambulance and two from Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance were also involved.
A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust said: “Due to the scale of the incident we enacted our major incident plan and dispatched a significant number of resources to the scene including ambulances, our hazardous area response team, doctors and air ambulances.”

Police confirmed an off-duty officer was the first person to report the accident and had stayed at the scene to help. Witnesses are asked to call police, who are investigating what caused the crash, on 101.

BBC Report from of the Incident with Video


11:59 26 Apr 2013
Mexborough Drive, Chapeltown, Leeds
Road Traffic Collision involving 1 vehicle. Casualty extricated by Fire Service Personnel and transported to hospital by ambulance. Appliances from Moortown and Wetherby attended.

09:01 26 Apr 2013 
Belle Isle Road, Belle Isle, Leeds
Road Traffic Collision involving 1 vehicle. Casualty trapped was extricated by Fire Service personnel and transported to hospital by ambulance. Two appliances from Hunslet attended.

23:05 25 Apr 2013
Dulverton Court, Cottingley, Leeds
At 11:19pm last night police were called by the fire service who were attending a fire at a flat at Dulverton Court sheltered housing in Cottingley. The occupant of the flat, a 65-year-old man, was treated by ambulance staff but pronounced dead at the scene. The incident is not being treated as suspicious and the Coroner's office has been informed.

20:00 23 April2013
Whitaker Fibres Ltd, Birksland Street, Bradford. 
Proved to be a bailing machine caught fire at a textile works.
Watch commander Alan Holdsworth said an electrical fault or the machine overheating may have caused the “quite serious” fire at the premise

Mr Holdsworth said: “The workers managed to isolate the electricity supply and used an internal hose reel to stop it from spreading.” Fire service staff left workers cleaning up at about 11pm. No-one was injured.
Appliances from Bradford and Idle attended.





Sunday, 21 April 2013

Incident Bites News !!!



13:31 20 Apr 2013.  A 55-year-old man was rescued from a burning house by firefighters from West Yorkshire.The incident happened yesterday on the first floor of a house in Bellbrooke Place, Harehills, Leeds.
The male occupant suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Appliances from Gipton attended the scene, with a fire investigation officer, and used four breathing apparatus and two hose reels.

Fire crews from Stanningley and Bradford stations were called to an end-terrace property on Cavendish Place at 00.30 21/04.
Stanningley watch commander Jens Archer said no-one was in the house at the time of the fire. The fire was in the hallway and stairwell and the rest of the inside of the house suffered smoke damage. The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

Crews from Fairweather Green fire station were called to Bullroyd Allotments, off Thornton Road, at 3am 21/04.
Fairweather Green crew commander Ryan Tetlaw said a pile of garden waste and household rubbish was on fire. He added that the fire built up from one a plot holder had not put out properly.


FIRE chiefs in West Yorkshire are planning to charge firms and organisations over false alarms. They have decided to take action after hundreds of false alarms due to poor servicing or system faults.
It could bring in well over £½m for the West Yorkshire Fire Service.
In the past 12 months, the brigade was called out to 228 premises which had more than three false alarms.
The biggest number of those calls were :Sschools (88) :Hospitals (41) and care homes (21).
In the same period, fire chiefs have revealed that 12 different premises had more than 20 false alarms – 11 of them hospitals.
A spokesman said: “The purpose of the proposal is not to make a profit but only to recover the costs incurred as a result of attending repeated false alarms caused by poorly-maintained or defective automatic fire alarm systems.
“We would therefore continue to respond to such calls but there would be a financial incentive for commercial owners to ensure their systems are fit for purpose.
“Over time, fewer false alarms would be presented, ensuring fire appliances remain available for real emergencies.”
The brigade are proposing a callout charge of £350 plus VAT.
They insist the charges will not be levied against individuals or when the alarm call is down to a genuine mistake.
Consultation about the plans is expected to start at the beginning of June with organisations likely to be affected including councils and health authorities.




Thursday, 18 April 2013

New Batley and Dewsbury Fire station given the go-ahead.


Plans for a joint fire station for Batley and Dewsbury have been given the go-ahead.


Dewsbury Fire Station on Huddersfield Road to Close
 
The new station and training unit will be built in Carlton Road, Batley Carr.
West Yorkshire Fire Service plans to demolish the existing Meadow Mills building in order to build on the site. When work is completed it will become a fully functional fire station with a five storey training tower.
Kirklees planning officers gave conditional approval to the proposals last Friday 12/04.
The new station is part of an £18m plan announced in December 2011 to help the fire service save £4m a year. It includes replacing 10 stations across the county with five new ones. The new Batley Carr station will replace existing sites in Huddersfield Road, Dewbsury, and Carlinghow Lane, Batley.
It will mean the loss of 24 jobs, but this is expected to be done through retirements.

Batley Fire Station in Carlinghow Lane to close

The Fire Station manned by retained staff at Mirfield will be unaffected by these plans

Sky Plaza Leeds..Flat Fire on 23rd Floor

Fire Crews were called today (18/04) to a flat fire which was on the 23rd floor of the Sky Plaza (also known as The Plaza Tower) in Leeds

Aerial appliance along side the Sky Plaza
 The building is 106 Metres  (348ft. tall) and consists of 572 student appartments. Four appliances and an Aerial appliance from Leeds were sent to the scene where initial reports were of persons being involved.

Pumps with charged lines await further instructions

 There are no more deatails available at present but it would appear from reports that no persons were involved or injured at the incident.

Firefighters tackle a blaze at two industrial sheds in Saville Town

Firefighters tackled a blaze at two industrial sheds in Saville Town

Firefighter in BA and using small jet to deal with fire in container  Image : Ash Milne

The blaze, on Mill Street East, was reported just before 12pm on Tuesday 16th April and took firefighters from Dewsbury Fire Station using 1 Large jet , 1 Hosereel jet and Breathing apparatus over 1 hour to extinguish.
Watch commander Richard Carr said the contents of the sheds, which were thought to be used for storage, were completely destroyed.

Rubbish fire spread to buildings Crews from Dewsbury in attendance Image: Ash Milne

Controlled rubbish burning that with the high winds had spread to a container which contained components for the manufacture of beds and a Porta cabin used as an office at Snoozeland Beds Ltd in the business centre. 
 The cause of the rubbish fire is thought to be accidental

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Southowram House Blaze




A fire ripped through a kitchen totally destroying the room and causing smoke damage to the rest of the house.

Stock image of House Fire Copyright Firewestyorkshire


Fire crews from Halifax and Brighouse attended the incident this morning at Fairfax Crescent, Southowram. The male owner of the house escaped as the crews dealt with the blaze at 1.22am (14/04). He was treated for smoke inhalation by the firefighters. It is not known how the fire started.


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Saturday, 13 April 2013

Empty Holme Wood Factory Fire in Bradford


Fire crews responded to a building Fire at an Industrial site of Holme Lane Bradford

Fire appliances and crews at the scene on Holme Lane

Crews were mobilised at approx 8:30pm last night (12/04) to an incident involving an unoccupied factory unit. The unit contained rubbish on fire as described by West Yorkshire F&R service. Crews used 4 pumps from Bradford, Odsal and Cleckheaton to tackle the fire in a single storey property. Firefighters used 2 Hosereel jets and Breathing apparatus sets to deal with the incident.

Breathing apparatus crews stand by at the scene Copyright Firewestyorkshire


Monday, 1 April 2013

Early Morning call for Featherstone Crews.

 

Featherstone Building Fire

Crews were called to CMS Busines Park this morning at around 6 O'clock (01/04) to reports of a building alight on the estate off Station Road at Featherstone. When crews arrived they found the property in Green Lane to be well alight and requested assistance making this a 5 pump attendance along with the Aerial Ladder from Leeds.

Smoke rises from the building as crews dampen down

The building measured approx 50m x 25m and crews used 3 Large jets, 1 Hosereel jet and 4 firefighters used Breathing Apparatus sets.
Appliances from Featherstone, Pontefract, Castleford, Normanton, Wakefield and Leeds attended.

It has not been confirmed what the building contained at this time however thick black smoke could be seen for some distance at the fires height.