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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Waste Recycling fire Leeds - No image's

Fire crews are dealing with a large blaze at a waste recycling centre in Leeds. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said it started in a building at HW Martin Waste in Parkside Lane, Beeston at about 01:30 BST.Twelve pumps and two Aerial platforms were sent to the site near the M621.There are no reports of any injuries, but West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said it could take several days to extinguish.Vince Macklam, from the fire service, said the majority of the blaze had been brought under control."The building contains a lot of bales of recycling material, papers and plastics and the fire had got a good hold of them inside. Crews are now involved in dampening down on the site.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Updated !! Scrap Yard Blaze at Tong

View from main road showing the entrance to the yard

Crews were called at around 06:15hrs to reports of a scrap yard fire involving tyres at Westgate Hill Street, Tong at Bradford. There was a well developed fire on arrival and further assistance was required. Appliances from Odsal, Bradford, Leeds, Morley, Cleckheaton, Fairweather Green, Batley and Stanningley attended.
A water shortage due to pressure in the mains was an issue and so a Hose Layer vehicle was asked for.


Crews and Lines

Fire crews have worked in a defensive mode surrounding the fire using ground monitors and lashed hand held jets, A 200m exclusion zone is in place as acetelyene cylinders are involved, some of which have already been removed with early intervention

Cylinders removed from the site by fire crews
Evacuations of local residents was undertaken to ensure safety of the public around the incident site.
 
F/F's checking for occupants at houses opposite the blaze


 

The A650 was closed to traffic at Westgate Hill Street due to the incident

Morley appliance in attendance Last Pump to attend and It's their own station area
The incident has now been scaled down and reduced to 4 pumps damping down and making area safe.


Street view from Tong Roundabout



Saturday, 27 July 2013

Bus Fire Godley Lane, Shibden, Halifax


Traffic problems on Godley Lane, Shibden this evening as a bus awaits removal from the roadway. Firefighters from Halifax had dealt with the bus fire. The double decker's engine had caught fire and fire crews used 1 Hosereel jet and Breathing apparatus to deal with the incident. The fire was initially fought with a powder fire extinguisher carried on the bus until the arrival of the Fire service.

There were no reported injures at the scene. Police are controlling the traffic.

Damage caused by the fire



Serious Road Accident at Whitehall Road, Wyke

Three fire crews, police and ambulance paramedics attended the scene this morning (27/07) at Westfield Lane with it's junction of Whitehall Road. A heavy goods vehicle and 2 cars were involved in the collision. Fire crews had to release occupants of one of the vehicles by removing the roof from the car. This occupant a female was described to be in a bad way. Air ambulances took her to hospital.


The road was closed for the air ambulance to land and for police to carry out investigation work.
Paramedics and fire crews from Odsal, Brighouse and Cleckheaton attended


The main A58 was closed throughout the duration of the incident with buses being diverted and some disruption to local roads.

It is reported that the WY Police helicopter attended to search for someone who had made off from the scene, Investigations are continuing.

Anyone with any information or who may have seen the incident are asked to contact the police on the 101 number

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Man Dies after Chimney Collapse at Staincliffe Batley,



ALP crew remove external chimney stack to prevent further collapse

Firefighters from Dewsbury, Batley and Cleckheaton were called to the scene at around 2.20pm Yesterday. The incident at a house on Thorncliffe Estate at Staincliffe in Batley involved a chimney that had collapsed within the property.

Fire crews at the scene

It is understood from local residents that the chimney was being removed by contractors when the collapse happened. Workers fled from the property but 1 male casualty was trapped.
Ambulance crews and police attended. The scene has been cordoned off by the police.

Fire crews involved removing debris from the upper floor of the property
Crews made the building safe in order to affect a search for the trapped casualty.
Thorncliffe Estate in Staincliffe was closed in both directions as firefighters from Cleckheaton’s Technical rescue team and other firefighters searched the rubble for the trapped man

The next door neighbour who's home is attached to the semi detached property was evacuated on safety grounds.


Ambulance crews remained on standby whilst firefighters continued the search removing rubble as they progressed through the house, searching for the missing man



Police have confirmed today that a 23-year-old male has sustained fatal injuries caused in yesterdays chimney collapse on Thorncliffe Estate.

Police said enquiries are ongoing.



Saturday, 20 July 2013

Fire Destroys Goods vehicles



Fire crews were called just after 9:25pm yesterday as smoke was seen billowing from a yard on Sticker Lane in Bradford. This was near to a building and four appliances were sent to the scene, 2 from Bradford, 1 from Idle and 1 from Odsal. Crews investigated and found that 2 Light Goods vehicles were 100% alight within the complex but outside the building.


Crews used 2 Large jets and 4 Breathing apparatus sets and quickly controlled the incident, with smoke visible accross the city. There were slight delays on Sticker Lane as hose lines were taken across the roadway, no closure was required and hose ramps used to keep traffic flowing past the scene.

F/Fighters using 1 Large jet at the scene

Investigations are continuing into the blaze


Friday, 19 July 2013

Quick News Update .......


Bradford firefighters were kept busy with numerous fires across the district during last night

Odsal crew attended with Fairweather Greens small fires unit to a large grass fire in the Odsal area at around 9:30pm yesterday.

At approx 2.50am today four crews were called to a house fire in Northallerton Road Undercliffe. The initial call was a persons reported shout.
No-one was found in the house which was badly damaged in the blaze and no injuries reported. A fire investigation team is at the scene trying to establish the cause.

Fairweather Green station were busy with a fire in the open on Brooksbank Street at 10.50pm yesterday and later again at 12.22am today after a sofa was set alight outside a house in Back St Mary's Road West, Manningham and spread to the house. The back of the house is damaged and a gas pipe ruptured so the gas board had to come and isolate the gas due to it leaking. Three occupants escaped from the blaze after the smoke alarms went off.


Firefighters were also called to the former Hollybank Cafe in Great Horton Road shortly after midnight, after a pile of rubbish outside the building was set on fire.
They were called out again, at 1.20am, to a fire inside the building itself.
Odsal Crew commander Neil Harrison said: “There was a fire on the ground floor, in a couple of rooms. It was severely damaged on the ground floor.
“It was definitely deliberate ignition. It has been passed on to the police.”

F/Green crews deal with the Shed fire in Quaker Lane
A shed was found alight at the rear of a house on Seldon Street off Quaker Lane Little Horton at 4.04am this morning. The shed was 100% involved in fire when crews arrived and used 2 Jets. Two crews attended from Morley and Fairweather Green and it is believed to have been set alight deliberately.

Grass fires and small fires in open were reported throughout the Brigade area

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Large Blaze hits Bradford Supermarket

 

 

Seventy firefighters are currently battling to get control of a blaze at a supermarket completely involved in fire. The Pakeezah Supermarket on Ingleby Road is currently on fire after a fire in the open, spread to the building. One crew was initially called out at 1.21pm this afternoon to the fire in the open, but it soon became clear that further resources would be required.

Incident at the rear of the building in Bingley Street

The building is approx 60m x 30m and single storey of light construction and  described as being 100% involved in fire. The fire has broken through the roof in some parts of the building. The incident became a MP x 8 incident with appliances attending from Stanningley and as far away as Brighouse and Gipton in Leeds.

Firefighter uses 1 Large jet
Crews have used 3 Large jets, 1 ALP Monitor jet, 2 Hosereel jets, Breathing apparatus and Positive Pressure Ventilation Fans (PPV).

Breathing Apparatus crews prepare to go into action

Crews were having to be replaced on welfare grounds due to the heat both from the fire and the high temperatures caused by the summer weather.

Crews take a Breather
A Police cordon has been put in place because of fears the fire could spread to the nearby Morrisons petrol station. Plumes of smoke from the fire can be seen in the city centre. Road closures remain in place with Ingelby road closed to traffic at this time.




Monday, 15 July 2013

Quick News Roundup

Esholt sewage works waste fire is under control

Crews were called to the sewage works site off Station road at Esholt yesterday afternoon. This was a fire in open but needed 5 pumps to tackle the blaze “ Fire crews were at the incident at the works which were built in 1924 and serve about 700,000 people. Appliances from Shipley, Idle, Rawdon, Cookridge and Stanningley all attended the fire.
The blaze in about 800 tonnes of green waste at the water treatment works was today being controlled by firefighters, 24 hours after it started.
Yorkshire Water staff called the fire service yesterday afternoon to the waste water treatment works in Esholt when the mountain of waste caught alight.
Today, firefighters from Shipley and Bingley were damping down at the site.

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 Garage Fire, Bradford

Firefighters from Bradford and Idle were called to a blaze that had engulfed a row of garages in an alleyway on Fitzroy Road at 7.40pm on Saturday. The fire, which is believed to have been started deliberately, started in one garage but due to dry conditions it soon spread to another four.
Firefighters had no idea what was in the garages, and there was also a danger the fire could spread to a nearby electricity sub station said Watch Commander Steve Haley.

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Bradfords New CARP appliance on Show

Bradfords new CARP at Birkenshaw annual tri-service show

The newest of West Yorkshire Combined Aerial Rescue Pumps was on show at this weekends Blue Light Services annual tri-service show. This appliance should be ready to go on the run at Bradford towards September this year once all the driver training and operational training has been completed Workshop teams have also to complete the stowing of the vehicle. This appliance bodied by Emergency One is one of two, the other for Huddersfield.

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Bradford MP x 6
 

The command Unit had to leave the show to attend the earlier reported MP x 6 in Bradford. Here are just a couple more shots from that incident at Priestman Street.

Command Unit on site and operational

2 Large jets in Use.


Saturday, 13 July 2013

Breaking !!!!!! 8 Appliances attend Bradford Blaze in derelict property



Priestman Street Bradford Scene of the blaze
Fire crews were called about 2.30pm today to the old Lumb Humphries building on Priestman Street, Bradford. The derelict property was well alight when crews arrived and pumps were made six and and an Aerial appliance was required.

Crews from Bradford using Large jets from outside the property

This two storey building was approx 30m x 10m in size and a total of 5 large jets, 1 Aerial jet and Breathing apparatus were in use at one stage. Appliances were called in from as far as Elland, Wakefield and Rawdon to help tackle the fire.

Top of Priestman Street Watch Managers in conference
Damping down at the incident continues and appliances and the Command Unit are still in attendance at the scene.



Saturday, 6 July 2013

Barn Fire Upper Hopton, Kirkheaton, Kirklees



Scene of the blaze on Cockley Hill Lane
MORE than 20 firefighters using four appliances tackled a large barn fire in Kirkheaton
The blaze broke out at Hill Top Farm on Cockley Hill Lane, Kirkheaton last night at 9.47pm and saw crews in attendance until 5am this morning to bring it under control and dampen down.
Fire crews from Huddersfield, Mirfield and Dewsbury were called and reports were of half the building being alight. The barn was used to store animals winter feed, and there were also concerns for the barn roof which was made from asbestos.
Dewsbury Watch Commander Chris Johnson told how they were hampered in their efforts by a shortage of water hydrants and forced to lay hoses across roads some distance away.

No one was injured in the fire which is thought to have started due to over heating and chemical reactions in the hay.
An investigation is now underway.