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Sunday, 30 March 2014

Arson attack, Horses rescued from Farm Fire at Dewsbury Moor

Fire crews from Dewsbury attended Carr Lane, Dewsbury Moor last night just after 7:15pm to a barn fire. The farm which also stabled horses was well alight when fire crews arrived. 

Farm fire, Carr Lane, Dewsbury Moor, Heckmondwike,barn, Horses


The horses were quickly rescued and non were injured. Fire crews used 2 Large jets on the fire and the farmer used his excavator to assist whilst crews dampened the scene down. Fire crews remained for a few hours until the fire was safe to leave.

Horses rescued

The fire was contained to the building of origin. Further crews were earlier requested but later returned as the scene was contained.
Appliances from Dewsbury, Batley and Cleckheaton attended.


Inspector Jenny Thompson, of the Dewsbury and Mirfield Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “We are investigating following a barn fire in Carr Lane on Saturday evening.
“The fire, which is being treated as arson, caused considerable damage to the roof of the barn and destroyed thousands of pounds worth of hay inside. “Anyone who witnessed this incident or saw anyone acting suspiciously in the area around this time is asked to call Dewsbury and Mirfield NPT on 101.”

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Severe Fire in Castleford Centre


The fire at the multi occupancy building on Wesley Street in Castleford town Centre started at around 2.30 pm today (16/03/14). The complex was a furniture store and a taxi office and garage complex. Thick smoke could be clearly seen from the M62 motorway.

Smoke rises from building
Sever fire developing Leeds ALP in use

Eight appliances and 2 Aerial Ladder Platforms were sent to the blaze. 

Smoke pours out at the front
Breathing apparatus teams were called in to urgent action to search a furniture store for any possible missing persons at the complex as smoke pours from windows.

Smoke covered rooftops alp crew
Smoke covered roof tops as ALP crew fight the fire

A severe fire developed and streets were closed off as firefighters dealt with the incident. 
The building was approx 20m x 25m and crews used 2 ALP monitors, 1 Ground Monitor, 1 Large jet, Hosereel jets and Breathing apparatus sets.

Wesley street, castleford, Building, fire, smoke, alp,
Flames leap from the roof of the building




Appliances from Leeds, Wakefield, Garforth, Gipton, Hunslet, Rothwell, Stanningley, Normanton and Castleford are a few of the stations that attended.

Jet from Platform

A Hose laying appliance was brought in to ensure that adequate water was available on the fireground. Roads were closed and surrounding streets cordoned off by police.


Flames through the roof front
Scene at the bottom of Wesley Street
Crews remain on the scene at present damping down, with fears that the gable end of the building could collapse.








Saturday, 15 March 2014

Farm Fire at Tingley



Fire crews damping down at the scene
Fire crews were called to the scene at Topcliffe Farm off Dewsbury road, Tingley at 14:24 today (15/03/14). When crews arrived they found a Light Goods Vehicle and tyres on fire. Due to the area of the fire assistance was requested making this incident a MP x 5 and Hose Layer. Crews used the nearest hydrant and appliances shuttled water to the fireground. A total of three large jets and four Breathing apparatus were used.

Appliances attended from Hunslet, Rothwell, Morley and Ossett and the Hose laying unit from Stanningley

Overall view of the scene