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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Update!!! Large fire in Manningham Bradford seen across the city, brings asbestos hazard

Damping down continued overnight with crews re attending this morning. Around 15 cars were in the building and have been lost along with the building as a result of the fire.

The environmental agency attended due to the smoke hazard in the residential area, officials from Bradford council dangerous structures department also attended to examine the building. The buildings structure has been reported unsafe and will have to be demolished.

Fire crews were called to the fire at around 6.30pm yesterday (28/07/2015) at BMW spares on Priestman Street in Manningham, Bradford to a report that the building was on fire. The Single storey unit was well alight when crews arrived and it was thought cylinders could cause an additional hazard.



Local residents gathered to watch as the fire took hold of the building. Explosions could be heard and parts of the roof were blown off by the fire and heat. The fire seemed to spread from the rear of the unit towards the front of the building.


Large fire in Bradford seen across the city, causes asbestos hazard

As Police arrived they went to warn local residents to keep there windows and doors closed due to the smoke which poured from the site. Local children and adults were told of the dangers an were kept at a safe distance behind police tape.


Large fire in Bradford seen across the city, causes asbestos hazard

Bradford Combined Aerial Rescue Pump was used to cover the fire from above, large jets and Ground monitors were also in use. It seemed that every street corner had a fire hydrant in use in the local area. 

Large fire in Bradford seen across the city, causes asbestos hazard

The area was cordoned off by Police and the ambulance HART team were in attendance also. Extra precautions were taken as the roof is thought to contain Asbestos. Firefighters and those close to the scene wore face-masks to protect them from the fumes.  Police officers were also issued with mask as this was deemed a hazardous area.


Large fire in Bradford seen across the city, causes asbestos hazard

The firefighting took place from outside the building due to the hazards that existed. It is thought that the works were closed at the time of the fire and that nobody has been injured at the incident.

The incident became an 8 pump fire with crews from Bradford (2), Fairweather Green, Idle, Shipley, Rawdon, Bingley, Cleckheaton,(1 Stanningley (1 and HL), Batley (1 and CSU) and a welfare unit. Senior officers also attended.



Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Update!!! Dewsbury Auction house fire caused by Cannabis Plant Production


Dewsbury Auction House Fire Ravensthorpe

Dewsbury Auctions was a long-established family firm set up by Oscar Crow in 1947. It continued to be run by the Crow family until the business closed around two years ago, since when the building has remained empty. 

The fire on Sunday (19/07/2015) has been reported as being caused by a Cannabis Plant Production operation inside the property. It was discovered by firefighters as they entered the building on Sunday evening to dampen down the scene of the fire.


Dewsbury Auction House Fire Ravensthorpe

The Building on fire was close to nearby houses and close residents were asked to leave their homes, whilst those further from the fire were told to keep windows closed.

Dewsbury Auction House Fire Ravensthorpe


All the firefighting was done from outside the building due to it's dangerous condition, with debris falling from the roof structure. The image shows the CARP appliance from Huddersfield tackling the fire from above.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Building Fire at Ravensthorpe leads to road closure.

West Yorkshire Fire Service received a call to Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe at 5:45pm this evening and responded with two appliances from Dewsbury. On arrival of the first crews this incident was made up to three pumps and an Aerial appliance. The building had been empty for some time and was well alight. 


Ravensthorpe, building, fire, Huddersfield Road

Crowds gathered to watch as fire teams dealt with the incident. The Huddersfield Road was closed for traffic travelling towards Mirfield and a diversion set up around the site.


Ravensthorpe, building, fire, Huddersfield Road

The building involved was previously used as a store and auction house, and is part two and part single storey. Dewsbury Auctions was a long-established family firm set up by Oscar Crow in 1947. It continued to be run by the Crow family until the business closed around two years ago, since when the building has remained empty.
The incident was sectorised as crews used 3 Large jets, a Ground Monitor, 2 Breathing apparatus and a jet from the CARP aerial appliance.

Ravensthorpe, building, fire, Huddersfield Road

The fire has been contained to it's building of origin with crews likely to be in attendance for sometime yet damping down hot spots. Crews will remain tonight to dampen down with a revisit on Monday morning by the structural engineer. The main Huddersfield road will remain closed westbound towards Mirfield until inspections are completed.

Appliances attended from Dewsbury (2), Mirfield (1) and the CARP from Huddersfield station.

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Road Closed as occupants flee after crash on Rooley Avenue, Bradford

At around 5pm. this afternoon (18/07/2015) there was a collision involving two cars, one car ending up crashed through a wall. The two male occupants from the damaged Audi made off on foot and there injuries, if any, are not known.


Odsal Crew in attendance making vehicle safe.
Odsal fire crews were called to make this vehicle safe. Rooley Avenue has since reopened after Traffic Collision Investigators completed their initial assessment of the scene . The full circumstances are not apparent at this stage, but local residents describe a fight and then 2 males running off towards the Mayo Avenue area. 

The crashed car came to rest after demolishing 2 walls which are at the entrance to a well used footpath leading from Rooley Avenue towards Rooley Crescent.


Car comes to rest after colliding with 2 walls
The West Yorkshire Police helicopter flew over the area to try an locate the males who had left the scene. The NPAS Carrgate twitter account blogged 1730hrs Bradford, concern call following RTC. Area searched, no trace of any injured parties.


Traffic collision Investigators at the scene
It is thought that the other vehicle described as a black BMW had fled the scene prior to Police arrival towards Odsal. Police investigations are continuing into the incident which kept part of Bradford's ring road closed for 4 Hours.

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Teenager Dies in Rail Tragedy at Wrenthorpe near Wakefield


A teenager named as Kyle Bradley who was fatally injured last night, is believed to have climbed on to a freight train and come into contact with overhead power lines at Wrenthorpe Sidings, Wakefield, at around 6.40pm (11/07/2015).

Teenagers Dies in Rail Tragedy at Wrenthorpe near Wakefield
Police Community Support Officers stand at Cordon as Bradford Road is closed
Emergency services were called to the scene and the area around Fox lane that runs under the rail line was sealed off, allowing fire and ambulance crews do deal with the incident. Bradford road was closed as emergency vehicles blocked the roadway.

Two other teenagers who were with Kyle at the time, were taken to Pinderfields hospital by Air ambulance
The extent of their injuries is unknown, but they are not thought to be life-threatening. 

British transport police are looking into the full circumstances of the incident.

A British Transport Police spokesman said: “Enquiries are ongoing to establish the full circumstances of his death, although at this stage it would appear that the two boys and the female were on the railway line and the 15-year-old boy had climbed on to a freight train at the location and came in to contact with the power lines. “His death is not being treated as suspicious.

Firefighters from Wakefield attended the incident, along with Cleckheaton’s Technical Resuce Unit. Mike Ferries, Watch Commander at Wakefield Fire Station, said: “On behalf of the emergency services, we offer condolences to the family.

Teenagers Dies in Rail Tragedy at Wrenthorpe near Wakefield
Technical Rescue Team making up equipment
Emergency crews left the scene at around 11:30 and the main Bradford road was reopened.

Sunday, 5 July 2015

Two car collision closes Birkby Lane, Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse

Emergency Services were called to the scene of the two vehicle collision on Birkby Lane at around 6.00pm this evening (05/07/2015). Fire crews along with ambulance paramedics and the police were sent to the scene. The Yorkshire Air ambulance also attended.


Birkby Lane, Bailiff Bridge, Road, traffic , Collision, Two cars,
Scene on Birkby Road, Bailiff Bridge. Cleckheaton appliance in the background
Fire crews had to remove the roof of one of the vehicles to extricate one female casualty. It isn't clear at this time whether the casualty was transported to hospital by road or air ambulance.


Birkby Lane, Bailiff Bridge, Road, traffic , Collision, Two cars,
Road blocked as the scene is made safe.

Police closed the road in both directions whilst the fire and ambulance crews dealt with the scene. The road has since re opened with vehicles passing the scene on one side of the carriageway. Police investigations are now underway to establish the circumstances of the collision.


Birkby Lane, Bailiff Bridge, Road, traffic , Collision, Two cars,
Damaged vehicles Odsal appliance in the background
Appliances from Odsal and Cleckheaton with the Technical Rescue Unit attended.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Smoke across City as Industrial Recycling Skips on fire in Bradford.

Waste, recycling, skips, fire, Bradford, Ripley, Street

Industrial skips containing waste plastic caught fire on Ripley Street in West Bowling, Bradford last night (30/06/2015).

Waste, recycling, skips, fire, Bradford, Ripley, Street

The skips, which contained plastic due to be recycled, were in a locked compound. Thick black smoke could be seen across the city. 

Waste, recycling, skips, fire, Bradford, Ripley, Street

Fire crews from Odsal, Idle and Shipley were called out just after 6 pm to the waste management site. Crews used 2 Ground monitors and 1 Large jet to extinguish the fire. The cause of the fire at this time is not known.