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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Lucky escape in Light aircraft crash

Light aircraft Crash landing at Farnley Leeds

The aircraft still on site this morning


Aerial view of the crash site
Calls were received to the emergency services at around 19:50 hours yesterday (25/05).  A Piper Cherokee Warrior II fixed wing aircraft came down near Hall Lane, just outside the grounds of Farnley Hall. Four people in the small plane had a lucky escape when the pilot successfully crash-landed in a farmers field. During the landing the aircraft struck some fence post in its path.

Damage can be seen on both wings where the aircraft collided with fence posts during the landing
Fire crews from Bradford, Stanningley, Leeds and Cleckheaton, together with ambulances and police, rushed to the scene on open land at Farnley Hall Farm.
None of the four people on board the aircraft were injured Miraculously, with only minor damage to the aircraft also.

Flight accident investigators and police are now investigating the cause of the Incident.

Demolished fence post marked by arrow

Friday, 17 May 2013

Crews Deal with serious M62 incident involving tanker UPDATED:

17/05/2013 12:40 PM
Crews from West Yorkshire Fire and rescue are dealing with a serious road traffic collision eastbound on the M62 at Birstall.
3 HGV have collided in the road works section with a tanker involved.
Crews have had to work with the Technical Rescue Unit and hazardous area response teams to release the casualty without causing any further leakage to the tanker.
The rescue was complicated when the tanker began to leak flammable substances and a 50m safety cordon was imposed.
One causality was extracted by the technical rescue unit and supporting appliances and transferred by Land Ambulance.

The M62 Reopened later the same evening
Crews attempt to rescue Driver

serious, the tanker involved

TRU Crews prepare for extracation

Extraction begins

Yorkshire Air Ambulance attends

Pictures:  Mark Readman of YNMS NEWS PICTURES LIBRARY /FIREWESTYORKSHIRE

Incident Log details from WYFRS: 
  • 12:39 17 May 2013
    M62 Junctions 26 to 27, Eastbound
    Road traffic collision involving a large goods vehicle and a tanker.  1 male casualty extricated by fire crews and taken to hospital by ambulance.  Small chemical leak from rear of tanker.  3 appliances from Bradford, Morley and Odsal attended, plus the Technical Rescue Unit from Cleckheaton. 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Dewsbury Fire Crews at High Road Incident


 Dewsbury Fire Crews at High Road / Middle Road Incident


The scene on High Road / Middle Road Earlsheaton Dewsbury
Two appliances from Dewsbury station attended an incident in Earlsheaton yesterday evening (08/05). The crews were called out around 7.50pm to a possible building fire.This turned out to be a storage area to the rear of the building containing old Portacabins.

Crews had to scale a wall to gain access to the site and used 2 small jets and Breathing apparatus sets to deal with the fire.



Tuesday, 7 May 2013

07:00 Update!!! Moorland Fire Baitings Reservoir, Rochdale Road, Ripponden



12:25 06 May 2013 Netherwood Lane, Marsden.
Moorland Fire MP x 6 Incident. Approximately 120 metres x 100 metres of moorland on fire. Crews used 2 Jets, 1 Fire fogging unit from the Wildfire Unit Todmorden, 1 argocat vehicle and 7 backpacks.
Appliances from Huddersfield, Meltham, Elland, Illingworth and Slaithwaite attended, plus the Wildfire Unit and support appliance from Todmorden.  The Logistics Support Unit from Odsal and the Personnel Welfare Unit from Fairweather Green also attended.


12:42 07 May 2013 Heald Top Farm, Sharney Ford, Bacup Road, Gauxholme, Todmorden
Moorland fire MP x 4 Incident-   Wildfire Unit in attendance from Todmorden.  1 kilometre square involved in fire.  Argo beaters and backpacks in use.
Appliancesattended from Todmorden, Mytholmroyd, Elland and Lancashire (Bacup).


 14:02 07 May 2013 Baitings Reservoir, Rochdale Road, Ripponden

Fire crews used beaters to tackle the fire

Moorland fire MP x 4 Incident involving an area of approx. 1000 metres by 500 metres.
Appliances from Illingworth, Brighouse, Holmfirth and Halifax in attendance, plus Wildfire Unit from Keighley.

This Incident is still ongoing with smoke affecting roads in the area. Police are attending with a view to closing some of the roads in the area due to the hazardous conditions

19:30  Update

Appliances are still in attendance with the incident still well alight and crews attempting to prevent the fire spreading to unaffected areas of the moor. Once again a helicopter is being used to assist in dousing the fire.

Blackstone Edge road has been closed  from Baitings Resevoir due to the fire.

A Fire front with Argocat in the heat haze


20:45 Update

Appliances in attendance have been made up to 8 for the West Yorkshire side of the incident and 5 from Greater Manchester. The Greater Manchester appliances are tackling the incident from the Littleborough side of the moor.
Turvin Road at Cragg Vale is once again affected. The battle continues....

Further update when information available
Update 07:00 08/05 The fire had a 2 Kilometre fire front.  Crews used beaters, back packs, ultra lightweight pumps, Argo Cat, Fire Fogger and water shuttles to deal with the fire.  Crews attended the incident from Mytholmroyd, Todmorden, Halifax, Huddersfield, Mirfield and Skelmanthorpe.  Specialist Wild Fire equipment and Officers were also mobilised, the incident has been reduced to 4 pumps, these appliances will remain on the moorland overnight.

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Moorland Fire at Cragg Vale, Mytholmroyd

Moorland Fire Cragg Vale 

 

ROAD CLOSURE: The B6138 BLACKSTONE EDGE ROAD  / TURVIN ROAD is STILL CLOSED




Fire crews have dealt with a major moorland fire around the Cragg vale area of Calderdale. Eight appliances including 2 wildfire units from Todmorden and Holmfirth were at the scene attempting to contain the spread. Crews who initially attended at around 12:50hrs 05/05 needed assistance and appliances from Mytholmroyd, Halifax, Brighouse, Illingworth, Holmfirth, Todmorden, and Elland are some of the crews who attended. A Water Carrying unit also attended from Stanningley to secure water supplies for the incident

Some roads around the area were closed by the Police whilst the incident was ongoing


This view just shows how dangerous fires on the moors can be.
View of the large fire front on Soyland Moor taken by West Yorkshire Police Copyright NPAS Carrgate
The Police helicopter attended to assist senior fire officers at the incident to get an overall aerial view of the fire and help best plan resources.From the image above it can be clearly seen how long one of the fire fronts was at 14:47 05/05.
 


18:40 Update

Crews still dealing with the incident using jets and fogging units from wildfire units in attendance. The firefighting operations are being hampered by strong winds that are continually changing direction. A helicopter is also being used fitted with a water bucket to douse the flames from the air.

Link to Video from Halifax Courier: http://t.co/gToPAz0LdJ

21:00 Update

Cragg Road now reported to have been reopened

Update 09:00 06/05/2013

A team of specialist wildfire officers successfully dealt with the fire, helped by equipment provided by Yorkshire Water, the Walshaw Dean Estate and other land owners.
Station commander Andy Newman, who was leading the team, said: “There had been very much a partnership approach to tackling this fire.
“The South Pennine Wildfire Operations Group allows us to share a range of equipment, resources and knowledge.”
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service also drafted in a helicopter to drop water on to the blaze. It collected water from Ogden Reservoir and dropped it on to the fire. Fire crews used an Argocat vehicle to transport crews around the fire site and also carry vital equipment to firefighters dealing with the incident on the ground.

The blaze is believed to have been started deliberately.

West Yorkshire firefighters have had a busy start to the Bank Holiday weekend attending more than 150 incidents, 80 of which were fires in the open.

Fire Crews battle blaze at Wetherby Racecourse


FIRE crews from West and North Yorkshire were today tackling a blaze at Wetherby Racecourse. The call to the fire service at around 10:00 am today (05/05/2013) saw the fire involve part of a storage building next to the racecourse’s grandstand which was well alight.
A spokesman for the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said a gas leak was also said to have been identified in the grandstand itself.

There was a carboot sale ongoing within the race course grounds at the time of the incident. The Police helicopter attended to search the area for any persons likely to be connected to the arson incident, but onlookers and people at the sale made this a difficult operation.

Appliances from Wetherby, Moortown, Stanks and Gipton were called and support was also given by Tadcaster (North Yorkshire)

Anyone who may have seen anything suspicious are asked to Contact Wetherby police on 101