Fire Video


Saturday, 31 August 2013

Fire at Carpet Factory in Liversedge near Heckmondwike

Fire crews were alerted to the fire at Heckmondwike Fibre Bonding (Carpets), Huddersfield Road, Millbridge, Liversedge at around 01:45 this morning. 
The building is on a site between Huddersfield road and Wormald Street in the town. The large fire could be seen around the area as smoke billowed from the factory premise.

View from Wormald Street side of the incident.

Additional crews were requested and appliances attended from around the brigade area.Ten pumps, an aerial appliance and other specialist equipment attended when the fire was at its peak.
It took probably an hour to 90 minutes to bring the fire under control, even with all those resources.
The large, mostly single storey building was well alight when the first firefighters arrived with the fire coming through the roof of the property.

Batley's pump supplies water to the fireground

Along with the mill building a large open area was also involved at the rear of the premise, an area of waste carpets stored in the yard. 

Firefighter from Cleckheaton using a large jet
The building is described as being around 100m x 20m in size and has been completely destroyed by the blaze. At its height fire crews were using 3 Large jets, 2 Ground monitors and an Aerial Ladder Platform monitor.

Appliances from Cleckheaton, Batley, Dewsbury, Odsal, Morley, Hunslet, Mirfield and Bradford attended along with supporting appliances. A fire service welfare unit also attended the scene. Police closed surrounding roads due to hoses and appliances blocking them. 

Bradfords ALP in use at the fire
The building is a total loss. The roof has collapsed and the walls have partially collapsed.
Investigations into the cause of the blaze continues today.

Monday, 26 August 2013

Person trapped under Tram at Middleton

Fire crews were called to Middleton Light Railway on Moor Lane, Hunslet, Leeds to an incident involving a Horse drawn tram at around 3.20pm today. 
Crews extricate casualty using screens for privacy 

On arrival crews found that a woman aged 46 was trapped under the tram with serious leg injuries. Crews released the casualty who was then transported to hospital by ambulance.

The woman became trapped after the horses bolted whilst pulling the tram along the tracks within the site. HART ambulance teams also responded to offer assistance at the scene. 

This had attracted more crowds due to the Bank Holiday weekend you can see the web page at: 
It was the Heritage railways Festival of Transport weekend with traction engines and other attractions on show.

Image of the tram within the site after the casualty had been released with Police obtaining details

Investigation are ongoing....................

Motorcyclist Airlifted to Hospital after Taxi Collision

Police have confirmed that a female pillion passenger suffered a broken leg after her bike collided with a private hire taxi in Huddersfield at around noon today. The A62 main Leeds Road was closed for about 2 hours whilst paramedics and police dealt with the incident.

Police Cordon around the Scene

The Air ambulance attended landing close to the scene outside the Syngenta works former ICI plant. Paramedics dealt carefully with the casualty stabilising her before transporting to Leeds General Infirmary

Paramedics tend to the Cycle pillion passenger.

Casualty transferred to Air Ambulance ready to go off to LGI
Police are investigating the incident and would ask anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact them by using telephone number 101.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Children saved as Fire wrecks derelict Leeds Pub with Video Clip

Video clip from the scene

Fire crews were called around 2.50pm this afternoon to reports of a derelict public house alight on Swarcliffe Avenue, Leeds. The pub called the Squinting Cat was well alight when crews arrived. There were reports of children trapped in the building, but  local residents had already rescued them by ladder from a flat roof at the rear of the building, prior to the fire service arrival.

Flames soon spread through the building leaping through the roof as local residents stood by and watched the action unfold.

Crews from Gipton, Stanks, Garforth and Leeds who attended the incident used 3 Large jets, 2 Hosereel jets, Aerial Ladder Platform, Breathing apparatus and Positive Pressure Ventilation fans to deal with the incident.

Local residents stated that this wasn't the first time the pub had been set alight but this had been the worst fire.

Leeds ALP crew use a jet to extinguish the remaining fire in the roof

This had been a lucky escape for the children from what had been a really dangerous situation.
Crews remain on the scene damping down.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Quick News Roundup 15th August 2013

Lanes farm Pontefract Road, Ackworth, Pontefract. 15/08/2013
Firefighters from six stations across the area were called to Lanes Farm, off Pontefract Road at around 2.10am where 300 tonnes of straw were alight.
Crews expect to remain at the scene all day damping down but hope to reopen part of the A628 Ackworth Road later today. SM Gary Kendrew, fire investigator, said: “The owner of the farm was first to discover the fire. He tried to limit the damage by moving his farming machinery and vehicles but because of the radiating heat, he suffered burns to his face.
“We are still investigating with the police as to what the cause was but we have had previous fires at this farm where the cause has been deliberate.”
Anybody with any information is asked to call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 


Shirley Grove, Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse Crews from Odsal and Brighouse 15/08/2013
A 53-year-old man was underneath his car changing the oil on his Chrysler people carrier when the hoisted car fell on top of him. The victim’s arm was trapped in the engine when the fire crews arrived , this afternoon.
Fire crews used an air mat to lift the people carrier to free the man’s arm. An ambulance was at the scene and the man was taken to Calderdale hospital where he was treated for bruising.


Dalton Mills, Dalton Lane, Keighley 14/08/2013
Firefighters battled to stop a fierce blaze spreading to an historic mill complex in Keighley.
Crews from across the district were drafted in to tackle the burning waste including plastic which sent flames shooting 30 feet into the air and thick, black smoke billowing across the town. 

Three fire crews from Bingley, Silsden and Haworth attended when the alarm was raised, at about 5:15pm.This incident was MP x 5 and two further appliances, from Keighley and Shipley, and Bradford's based aerial ladder was brought in.The Incident commander Alan Wood said the quick actions of his team helped prevent the fire catching hold inside the buildings, some parts of which are derelict and others occupied by businesses.
“The fire was in the open but extensive and  there was a lot of heat,” said Mr Wood, a watch commander at Bingley fire station.

The crews used three large jets and had the blaze under control within about half an hour but some firefighters remained at the scene damping down.No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation. 


Members of the public are being recruited to provide emergency cover should a threatened firefighters strike go ahead, the Keighley News can reveal.
Successful candidates would be trained in basic techniques before being expected to attend potentially major incidents, such as house fires and road accidents. 
People are also being hired on temporary contracts to drive appliances and operate pumps.
As part of the plan, West Yorkshire brigade bosses have also written to former firefighters asking if they would return to help out.

Among those who have condemned the move is ex-Keighley firefighter Joe O’Keeffe, who retired in 2012 after 27 years’ service. He recently received a letter at his Fell Lane, Keighley, home.
“My first reaction was anger,” said Mr O’Keeffe, 51, who fears lives could be put at risk.
“I realise the management is in a difficult position – it has a responsibility to try to provide cover, but what I don’t think is right is actively recruiting strike breakers and undermining legitimate industrial action.”
Dave Williams, West Yorkshire brigade secretary for the Fire Brigades Union (FBU), said the idea of recruiting members of the public to provide cover was “ludicrous”.

“Every fire has its own dynamics – people with minimal training being sent into these situations won’t be able to react,” he said.
But Keighley MP Kris Hopkins said fire service bosses are doing what they need to in order to protect the public.
“I think it’s right management should take whatever measures are necessary to ensure the public is safe,” he added. The FBU is balloting its members for industrial action regarding planned changes to pensions.
The Government is increasing employee contributions and imposing a normal pension age of 60. Currently, the retirement age is 55, but firefighters can leave earlier if they have 25 years’ service. The FBU argues many firefighters would be unable to maintain required fitness levels until 60 and would be forced to leave, which would hit their pension. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service told us the dispute can only be resolved through national agreement, and it hopes industrial action will be avoided. But it confirmed contingency plans, including the recruitment of temporary fire crews, are being put in place.
A spokesman said: “We remain committed to protecting public safety during such periods, and the chief fire officer is actively pursuing a range of contingency planning initiatives to provide fire cover across the county during any industrial action.
“As part of our arrangements, we are asking members of the community to step forward and support us in providing temporary emergency fire crews.
“We have advertised for community response officers and driver/pump operatives to assist us in staffing some of our fire engines.”
The jobs would pay £10 per hour during training and then £150 for 12-hour operational shifts.
The brigade states applicants need to be medically and physically fit, and a test forms part of the selection process.
It adds all recruits will be closely supervised.
Fifteen-day training courses are held for the community response officers, who will carry out basic firefighting duties, and a five-day course for the driver/pump operatives, who must be qualified LGV drivers

Friday, 9 August 2013

Man rescued from House Blaze

A man was rescued this lunchtime from his burning flat after a bedroom caught fire in a house on St.Pauls Road, Manningham, Bradford.

Fire crews at the scene on Church Street, Mannigham
Fire crews were sent to reports of a house fire with persons reported. On arrival the male had climb onto the roof to escape the flames and smoke. 

Smoke was seen coming from the second floor window and the male was trying to stay away from the fire. Firefighters who quickly arrived dealt with the situation, the male was coaxed back in to the building and unharmed by the incident. The house has been converted into flats.

Rear of the house showing the bedroom involved

Fire crews used 2 Hosereel jets and 5 breathing apparatus to put out the fire which was quite severe in the rear bedroom of the terraced property. Fire crews from Bradford and Fairweather Green attended the blaze. 

Fire Investigation is underway to establish the cause of the fire.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Colne Mills fire at Slaithwaite

Police and scenes-of-crimes officers have been making a fingertip search of the ruins of the mill, which was involved in a fire on Thursday night (01/08/2013). A red petroleum container has been removed from the site though officers say it is too early to tell whether it was used in starting the blaze.

The mill has been subject to many incidents of vandalism over the last few years and thieves have removed lead from the roof and stolen electric cables.

Colne Mills, Britannia Road, Slaithwaite  a derelict 2 storey Mill was involved in the fire. Initial crews attending the incident required the support of 6 pumps and an aerial appliance to deal with incident. The building was 100 metres x 150 metres with the upper floor of the building being involved. One  aerial appliance, 5 jets,  1 hose reel jet and 2 breathing apparatus were used tackle the blaze. The fire was brought under control at approx 21:45hrs.
Appliances from Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Slaithwaite, Elland, Halifax, Batley, Fairweather Green and Meltham attended.