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Thursday, 23 January 2014

Leeds Water Rescue..Search for missing man..Police Divers recover body

Fire crews with Ambulance and Police were sent to the scene at Bridge End in Leeds this morning 23/01/14 at around 08:00 to reports of a man believed to have fallen into the River Aire at Leeds Bridge.

The man was said to have last been seen shortly before 8am close to the Riveresque Cafe, at Bridge End.

Crews observe from the bank wearing lifejackets

Fire crews were deployed to search the river around the area the man was last seen and using water sled and poles attempted to find the missing male casualty.

Water search underway

Crews from Leeds, Hunslet, Rothwell and Brighouse attended the scene with their specialist water rescue teams.
 
Fire and Ambulance vehicles at the scene
Police diving teams have attended the incident from Humberside, the nearest underwater unit to Leeds. Shortly after their arrival a body was recovered from the water.

This location has seen many similar incidents in the past involving rescue services.

House Fire in Buttershaw Lane, Bradford

Buttershaw Lane closed for Bradford CARP to operate
This was a house fire involving semi detached houses on Buttershaw Lane, Bradford just off Halifax road. Calls were received at around 08:00 am on Wednesday 22/01/14 and appliances from Odsal, Bradford, Cleckheaton and Fairweather Green attended.


Crews used 1 Large jet, 2 Hosereel jets, 4 Breathing apparatus sets and Positive Pressure ventilation to tackle the incident. Crews had to enter both properties to check and deal with the loft spaces.


Bradfords CARP appliance was used to remove some of the roof tiles and fire investigation officers also attended to establish the cause of the blaze.
Buttershaw lane was closed to traffic throughout the operation with diversions in place.

Friday, 17 January 2014

Large Tyre Recycling Fire in Sherburn in Elmet





Distance shot gives perspective to the size of the incident


Fire crews attended the scene (16/01/2014) at 08:37 to reports of a fire at the tyre recycling plant. A large amount of tyres were alight at the old Gasgoine Wood mine. Crews initially used 3 hose reel jets to tackle the blaze, but further assistance was needed to try and control the blaze. The occupier of the site used a digger to create a fire break.Further appliances were requested sending a total of 14 fire appliances to the scene of this incident, along with a High Volume Pump which can move large quantities of water over a larger distance than a normal fire engine. 

Crews from all around North,and West Yorkshire were called in to try and stop the fire spreading to the whole site. Due to strong winds and the open rural location crews had to adopt a defensive mode of operation, surrounding the fire and protecting any nearby fire risks.





Monday, 13 January 2014

Head on Road Traffic Collision in Oakenshaw Bradford


Fire and Ambulance crews work to release casualties

The incident at 9.25pm last night (12/01/2014) involved a Toyota Private Hire Minibus vehicle and another car. The call to Bradford Road at Oakenshaw saw 2 Fire crews, Police and ambulance paramedics respond to the scene. The road was closed as emergency services dealt with the casualties and cleared away the vehicles. 

The man who had been driving the minibus suffered head and neck injuries, while the woman who had been driving the car had pelvic and abdominal injuries.

There were 5 casualties altogether all who were transported to hospital by ambulance.

Fire crews making vehicles and scene safe


Fire crews from Odsal and Cleckheaton attended.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Fire at old Seabrook Crisps Factory in Bradford

The scene on Allerton Road tonight
Bradford District fire crews attended the old Seabrook Crisp factory on Allerton Road tonight 06/01/2014). The fire in the now derelict factory premise affected 50% of the first floor.

Crews outside the derelict mill

Crews from Fairweather Green, Bradford, Shipley and Odsal attended just before 8:30pm and used 2 Large jets, 6 Breathing apparatus and Positive Pressure Ventilation fans to put out the fire.

Local resident stated that there had been previous fires at the location.

Police closed the road to assist with traffic management and securing the scene.



Fire crews are at present damping down at the scene

Friday, 3 January 2014

Derelict Nursing Home Fire in Alverthorpe

Fire crews were called to the empty nursing home building on Batley Road, Alverthorpe just after 16:10hrs today. There was a severe fire in the centre of the building with 5 pumping appliances at the scene.

Fire crews damping down at the scene
An Aerial Ladder Platform was also sent from Leeds but was not required at the incident. Crews used 3 Large jets and Breathing apparatus sets to tackle the fire.


An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire.


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Leeds Warehouse Fire on Armley Road.

Fire crews at the scene

Parts of Armley Road in Leeds were closed this evening as fire crews dealt with a fire at Yorkshire Plastic Recycling Ltd’s warehouse, in Branspeth Place. Calls were received to control at around 6.15pm today (01/01/2014).
Fire crews from Leeds, Stanningley, Gipton, Hunslet, Morley, Stanks, Rothwell, Batley and Odsal tackled the fire.

Yorkshire plastic recycling
Smoke rising from the side the building
Fire crews used 2 Large jets and 3 Breathing apparatus sets, the fire affected only a small part of the building as crews acted swiftly to prevent the fire from spreading.

Fire crews at the scene
Crews at the scene

This incident still has 2 appliances in attendance damping down at the scene