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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Man arrested after Gas Explosion and Fire in Tingley


Emergency services were called to the semi detached bungalow on The Crescent at Tingley aroung 09:30Hrs this morning (28/05/2014). This was to a report of a house fire resulting from an explosion at the property.

View of the substantial damage caused

Neighbours heard a huge explosion and saw 10ft-high flames lapping the roof at around 9.30am today. An eyewitness at the scene saw fire crews leading a man out of the house.

Ambulance HART teams stand by

The male casualty was suffering from smoke inhalation and also burns to his arms and was taken to hospital by ambulance. Fire Police and Ambulance crews responded quickly to the incident.

Plan of action being decided

Fire crews from Morley, Rothwell, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Technical Rescue Unit and the timber support unit from Cleckheaton with the aerial appliance from Wakefield.

make scene safe
TRU crews from Cleckheaton attempt to shore the building

The rescued male has been since been arrested on suspicion of arson.
Detective inspector Sean Duggan, of Leeds CID, said: “A house fire at a property in Tingley, is now being treated as arson and an investigation has been launched by West Yorkshire Police.

The Crescent, Tingley
Fire crews from the TRU use equipment to secure the external side wall of the bungalow
Northern Gas Networks confirmed the blast was caused by a gas explosion and structural engineers are checking the safety of the remains of the building.




Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Update !! Fire at former St.Michaels College, Leeds

Fire crews from around the Leeds district attended the old college site on St. Johns Rd. Woodhouse in Leeds at around 8.20pm yesterday 26/05/2014.


Firefighters in action at the scene
The top two floors of the property were well alight when the first crews arrived. There was smoke logging to many other parts of the building. Breathing apparatus teams were deployed inside to ventilate.


Leeds Aerial Ladder Platform in use
Crews mainly used water from the Aerial appliance from Leeds to tackle the flames. People living near the old college site said flames were pouring from the upper floors.


Breathing apparatus wearers enter the building
The fire could be seen across Leeds as the flames turned to clouds of smoke. Fire crews are still damping down at the scene where Police closed the road to traffic.

Fire appliances from Leeds,Stanningley,Hunslet and Gipton attended.



Leeds council planning chiefs had turned down plans for a £40m scheme to revamp the building earlier this month.
The plans would have also seen the original 1908 college building preserved as part of a mixed scheme for apartments and student flats but there were fears that the apartments would be too small.



Sunday, 25 May 2014

Motorway smash closes M1 at Wakefield


Fire, Police and Ambulance crews were called to the collision at around 07:25 this morning. A Heavy Goods Vehicle had collided with the rear of a mobile crane which were both headed southbound on the M1 motorway near to Woolley Edge services.

The motorway was closed completely at one point with the Northbound carriageway being the first to open later this morning.


Accident , Motorway , M1, closure
Police investigating the scene of the collision

No details of casualties have been released at this time.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

City Centre flat fire in Bradford




The fire broke out shortly after 11.30am today (21/05/14) as smoke was seen billowing from the roof of the block of flats on Chain Street, Bradford. Fire police and ambulance crews responded to the scene.

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Firefighters enter the top floor flat

The fire was severe and crews on the initial attendance requested more appliances for the use of Breathing apparatus. The incident was increased to a MP x 5 for the provision of this equipment


More water, Firefighters in attendance
Front of Chain Street setting into a hydrant

Crews were rapidly deployed to tackle the fire which was in a top floor flat of the two storey building.

Ba control, shouts, for more, wearers
B/A wearers over here Now

Female adult and a child were treated by ambulance service, with at least one of those being taken to Hospital suffering from smoke inhalation


Crews at the rear of the flats
Crews use a 135 ladder to access the roof from the rear
Clear damage could be seen to the front and rear of the flat.
The cause of the fire is as yet unknown and fire investigators with police are in attendance. 

Appliances form Bradford (2), Fairweather Green, Odsal and Halifax attended












Fire overnight at Seabrook Crisps, Allerton, Bradford

Fire crews called were called out last night to another fire at the old Seabrook Crisps building on Allerton Road in Bradford

View looking down Allerton Road with CARP in use
Fire crews were called to the 3 storey building just before 9:45pm on Monday evening.

When crews first arrived the 3rd floor and the roof were well alight. Assistance was requested and 6 pumps and an aerial appliance from Leeds was sent to the scene with other supporting appliances.

View looking up Allerton road CARP in use

Crews used 5 Large jets 1 Ground monitor and Bradfords CARP. The fire was prevented from spreading to other parts of the mill which had been used by Seabrook crisps of Bradford.


Firefighters at the scene

Fire crews are remaining at the scene damping down with Allerton Road still closed off whilst the cause is investigated.

It is understood there were also concerns about the possibility of
asbestos being involved in the fire with possible run off from the fireground.


Shipley's appliance stands by at the fire
Appliances from Bradford, Fairweather Green, Illingworth, Bingley, Shipley, Leeds, Batley and Rawdon attended with supporting officers and welfare unit





Monday, 19 May 2014

Dewsbury Road Leeds, closed as Police investigation after serious crash


Dewsbury road was closed Monday evening (19/05/2014) whilst Fire, Police and Ambulance crews dealt with a serious Road Traffic Collision.

The crash happened just before 6.50pm when a blue Fiat Punto was involved in collision with a shop.

Car crashed into shop
The scene of the collision on Dewsbury Road
 The incident occurred when a roads policing vehicle tried to stop a Fiat Punto in Dewsbury Road, Beeston. The vehicle made off before losing control a short time later and colliding with parked vehicles and the front of a shop,  Grill and Chill near to the junction with Tempest Road. 


Car crash, police chase
Owner taking stock after car had crashed through shop front
The car also in collided with a woman pedestrian who received serious injuries. She was taken to Leeds General Infirmary for treatment. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
 
shop front
The blue Fiat Punto wreckage



The driver of the car, a 23-year-old man, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was also injured and taken to hospital for treatment. His injuries are also not believed to be life threatening. He has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Fire appliances from Hunslet station attended and released the one trapped male from the car.
 
Anyone who witnessed the incident is asked to
contact officers via 101 quoting log number 1517 of May 19




Friday, 9 May 2014

Horncastle Street, Cleckheaton closed due to fire

Cleckheaton fire crews were called at 3.00pm today to a fire at the building on Horncastle Street after reports of a fire above a takeaway in the town. 

This was part of a multi-occupancy building housing Wynsors shoes a taxi firm and takeaway.

On arrival Cleckheaton officer in charge requested a further 3 appliances to attend.

Building fire, MP x 4
Cleckheaton appliance in front of the building

Supporting appliances were sent from Odsal, Batley, and Bradford. The incident was soon under control by firefighters using 2 Hosereel jets, 4 Breathing apparatus sets and a positive pressure ventilation fan.

Cleckheaton, Fire
Crews damping down at the scene
The cause of the fire is currently under investigations and a crew remains on the scene damping down.


Crews making up equipment no longer required at the scene



Monday, 5 May 2014

Empty Building fire in Keighley Bank Holiday Monday


Firefighters have been tackling a fire at a former engineering premises in Keighley.
Crews from across the district went to deal with the incident at the old Rymer Engineering building, in Heber Street at around 15:00hrs.
At it's height flames were leaping through the roof, and there was a pall of smoke over a large part of the town centre.
Fire appliances from Keighley, Haworth, Silsden, Bingley and Bradford attended the scene which at present is being scaled down.

CARP appliance in use

The fire was quickly brought under control using the CARP from Bradford and 3 large jets and Ground monitor. Crews are at present now damping down at the scene.
Fire Control state that the initial fire started in the roof of the building. No injuries are reported at the incident

Sunday, 4 May 2014

House Fire in Odsal, Bradford


Crews were called to a house fire at Pearson Road West, Odsal around 19:05hrs today (04/05/2014).
On arrival crews found that the 1st floor of the large detached property was well alight.This was attended by three appliances, two from Bradford and one from Odsal.


Bradfords CARP appliance at the front of the damaged property
Breathing apparatus teams were deployed to locate the fire using 1 Hosereel jet and 2 Breathing apparatus sets. Positive pressure ventilation fans were also used once the fire was under control to clear the property of smoke.

Crews stand by while fire investigation is underway
Fire and Police carrying out investigations into the cause.
The cause of the fire is at present being investigated by both the Fire and Police investigation teams who were both on the scene

Female trapped in 2 Car Collision in Bradford


Female trapped in 2, car , collision
The scene in leeds Road

Leeds Road, Bradford had to be closed earlier this evening (17:05hrs) whilst Fire Police and Ambulance crews dealt with a 2 vehicle road traffic collision near it's junction with Thornbury Avenue. 
 
The vehicle debris after roof removal

A female casualty was trapped in her Vauxhall car and was released by firefighters from Bradford by removing the roof from the vehicle. The casualties were taken by ambulance to hospital.

Police investigate the scene

























The road has since reopened. Fire appliances from Bradford attended.