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Monday, 23 March 2015

Driver who crashed on M62 while drunk fails to appear at Court

Update on an incident from October last year 

Scene of the collision on the M62 on October 14th Last year


The driver of the Blue Zafira involved in the collision which left another driver trapped in her car, Joroslave Balaz from the Marshfields area of Bradford failed to appear at Crown Court today after earlier being bailed by Kirklees Magistrates . Balaz a Slovakian national was charged with offences of Dangerous driving, driving whilst over the prescribed alcohol limit and driving without Insurance.




After leaving the Hartshead Moor services Balaz drove east along the westbound carriageway colliding with numerous vehicles, the worst of those an Audi driven by Mrs Kaye, from Holmfirth. Mrs Kaye was trapped in her vehicle and needed to be cut free by firefighters, she suffered serious injuries to her spine. 
An arrest warrant has now been issued for Balaz for failing to appear.






Saturday, 21 March 2015

Breaking!! Large blaze at Yorkshire Martyrs School, Bradford


Yorkshire Martyrs school on Westgate Hill Street in Bradford was involved in a fire this afternoon (21/03/2015). Fire crews were called just before 3.45pm today to reports of the disused school premise being alight.

Bradford Carp in use at the School
The building involved is part of a larger school complex and was 100% involved when crews arrived. Firefighters managed to confine the fire to the 2 storey building of origin. 


Aerial  monitor in Use
Crews used 4 Large jets, 1 Aerial jet and 6 Breathing apparatus sets. Positive Pressure fans were also used to assist in clearing smoke from the property. Traffic problems developed as more appliances arrived at the scene and hoses were placed across the main A650 road to supply water to the fireground.


Roads congested due to the fire
The area around the location of the school was shrouded in smoke from the fire.


Heavy smoke coming from the school building
This incident was a MP x 8 incident with appliances attending from as far away as Castleford and Leeds. Those stations known to have attended are Bradford, Idle, Odsal, Cleckheaton, Morley, Leeds, Stanningley, Fairweather Green, Castleford, Gipton and Batley. Around 70 firefighters were deployed to the incident including support crews and officers. 
Damping down may take fire crews through the night with fire investigation being carried out in daylight hours.

Sunday, 8 March 2015

Arson confirmed after Cleckheaton Bowling Club destroyed by Blaze

Arson attack on an empty bowling club in Cleckheaton has resulted with it being destroyed by fire overnight. Fire crews were called just before 3am this morning (08/03/2015) to the reported fire in the old clubhouse. The club was first registered on the site in 1911 and has been empty for some time.

Fire crews at the incident
Planning permissions for the site go back to May 2009 when an application was submitted for change of use to have a static caravan on the site.

The WYFRS needed 4 Pumps and an Aerial appliance to tackle the blaze which took around 2 hours to bring under control. Damping down is continuing and an investigation into the fire will be carried out.

CARP appliance from Bradford in use.
Appliances from Cleckheaton, Batley, Odsal, Brighouse and the CARP from Bradford attended the incident. Crews used Three large jets, 1 Hosereel jet, and Aerial monitor. Support officers also attended.