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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Second fire to Hit Derelict Building at Elland Site in two days

Another suspicious fire in Elland this morning as fire crews were called to Gas Works Lane, the old gas works building was ablaze for the second morning in a row.

Yesterdays fire involved an end section of the building, but this time the whole property has been affected. A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was believed to be the same building which commanded the attention of firefighters in the early hours of Saturday.


This mornings incident needed 5 pumps and 3 Aerial appliances to tackle the fire. This was fought defensively due to the unsafe condition of the building. 


Four large jets, 1 Ground monitor and 3 Aerial appliance monitors were used at the height of the blaze.


Water was pumped from the nearby Calder and Hebble Navigation Canal using two appliances set into open water.

Access to this incident was only possible from the Elland side as the bridge remains closed as repairs continue following the Boxing day floods of 2015. 

The fire has been contained to the building of origin but the complete 2 storey property has been completely destroyed. Structural engineers will need to assess the building later today.


Appliances from Rastrick, Huddersfield, Illingworth, Halifax, Cleckheaton, Bradford and Fairweather Green Command Unit Lite attended the incident along with supporting officers.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Arson attack at Kirklees College, Huddersfield.

The empty Kirklees College building was alight again last night (08/11/2016), and as fire crews responded from Huddersfield to the incident, flames were already showing from the building. This site had been the location of numerous arson attacks in past months.


On the initial turn out three appliances were sent to the fire which on arrival was made up to five pumps. The location on Portland street in the town was closed off by police to enable fire crews to work.

The fire in the two storey building, involved the first floor and roof . Crews had to wear breathing apparatus to enter and search the building for any persons that may have been inside. Crews used six Large jets and Huddersfield's CARP to tackle the fire from above. 


       The incident escalated to a MP x 10, crews required for water and Breathing apparatus wearers. 


Watch Commander Darren Bagley said: “It was a targeted arson attack"  It’s believed Tuesday’s fire originated on the first and second floors, in the old languages corridor and library area. Sending crews inside the building was hazardous but there was no other way to check the property for life risk and also extinguish the fire. 



Deputy Chief Fire Officer for West Yorkshire attended the incident, alongside other supervisory officers.

Crews attended from Huddersfield, Slaithwaite, Rastrick, Cleckheaton, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Halifax, Pontefract, Fairweather Green and Meltham attended along with other supporting appliances.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Serious flat fire with persons reported at Brewery Wharfe, Leeds

The fire at Regent's Quay Leeds was attended by 8 pumps and supporting appliances. The attendance was to a flat fire with persons reported trapped at the block of flats on Bowman Lane. The fire started on the second floor and quickly spread to upper floors through the ducting. 





The cause of the fire has been established as a candle with the fire spreading to the lobby of the building. Fire crews rescued 2 people from the flats and another three were treated for the effects of smoke. A fleet of ambulances attended due to the severity of the incident. 



Crews wore breathing apparatus sets to enable them to enter the building primarily to search and also extinguish the fire. 



Once the search was completed the fire service were happy that no persons were left in the property. Picture showing the severity of the fire can be seen in this image taken from the back of the building



Appliances from Leeds, Hunslet, Moortown, Morley, Rawdon, Rothwell, Killingbeck, Stanningley, Bradford and Fairweather Green attended.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Huge Fire at Lower Wortley Leeds, Second in 24 Hours for West Yorkshire





                                       
                                               Video clips from the scene and Aerial photo



A former print-works, Polestar Petty in Whitehall Road, Leeds, was severely damaged in a fire which required at its height Ten pumps and Two Aerial appliances. The fire in the empty property started at around 12:45 Hrs today just 12 Hours since the earlier major blaze at Cross Green.


Clouds of smoke billowed from the building and could be seen from the M62 motorway. The building was well alight and described by west Yorkshire Fire Service as 40% involved. The roof had fallen in and external walls collapsed, such was the severity of the flames.


Some loud explosions were heard as cylinders exploded in the heat. All firefighting was undertaken from outside the building as this was too dangerous to enter, described as Defensive Firefighting Tactics.

Two Aerial appliances fought the flames from above using monitors, both CARP's being used as water towers.


Ground monitors were used at ground level to contain the fire and prevent fire spreading to adjoining buildings. Fire crews are remaining at the site damping down tonight.



Appliances from Leeds, Moortown, Bradford, Odsal, Hunslet, Pontefract, Feathersone, Mirfield, Ilkley,  Killingbeck, Huddersfield and Stanningley.








Major Leeds Fire, Destroys Industrial site at Cross Green.

Fire crews were called to Allied Glass on the Cross Green Estate just before 00:30 hours this morning (07/10/2016).  When the first appliances arrived they were faced with an already well developed fire in a large industrial premises. The premises are used to manufacture glass bottles, and described by the company as a premium glass bottle manufacturer which designs, develops and manufactures luxury glass packaging.


The Incident was quickly increased to 20 pumps and 3 Aerial appliances, due to the severity of the fire with crews tackling the fire defensively.


Explosions were heard as the fire quickly spread throughout  the entire complex. All surrounding roads in the area were closed to traffic whilst crews secured a water supply sufficient to tackle the incident. Hose laying appliances were brought in from both Stanningley and Mirfield with supporting crews. Aerial appliances attended from Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield to assist in surrounding the fire and prevent spread to other premises on the estate.




This image shows a smoke plume rising from the fire in only one sector of the incident which covered an area of approximately 100 m x 50 m in size.


Fire crews will remain at the scene for some considerable time damping down,  when the site is safe investigators will commence checking the scene in an attempt to  find a cause for the fire

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Mirfield crew at the fire


Updates when available...........................................

Appliances from throughout the county attended. List when available along with further updates...

Update from the scene this morning      :::       Area Manager Chris Kirby Explains

http://www.wyfs.co.uk/news/firefighters-likely-to-remain-at-industrial-site-in-cross-green-over-the-weekend-following-blaze/

Sunday, 28 August 2016

Updated Major !!! Fire at Mirfield Garage, Huddersfield Road.

The fire was first reported just before 8:25 pm last night at the premises situated on the main Huddersfield road near the town. 

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The fire initially involved a car and a caravan or motor home, this then spread to the canopy above the forecourt of which was previously a filling station. The fire spread to the main building which 
houses the premises shared by car dealerships, Mirfield Prestige and West Riding Jaguar, which has the basement area below.

The main Huddersfield Road was closed by the Police to enable fire appliances to get to the scene and tackle the fire. There were some explosions which are thought to have been LPG cylinders involved in the fire.




The incident was a MP x 9 Incident with appliances attending from as far away as Bradford Wakefield and Ossett. The incident was sectorised and crews used 7 Large jets, 3 Hosereel jets, 4 Breathing apparatus and a Aerial Ladder Platform monitor.

It took until about midnight to bring the fire under control.



Appliances from Mirfield, Rastrick, Dewsbury, Ossett, Wakefield, Huddersfield, Cleckheaton, Bradford, Fairweather Green, Odsal and Leeds attended.



Appliances used Huddersfield Road as a staging area and the Command Unit Lite from Fairweather Green can be seen in operation with appliances parked up along the roadway.


Relief crews from around the brigade area have spent the night and this morning damping down at the scene. The roads around the area of the fire have now reopened and fire investigations are continuing into the cause of the blaze


Friday, 19 August 2016

Update !! Hunter Group Waste fire, Huddersfield, will burn for days.

Fire crews will be remaining in attendance at the Hunter Group Waste site in Queens Mill Road for around one week following the fire which engulfed the site on Thursday evening (18/08/23016).



Crews from around Huddersfield were called to the site at around 17:45 hrs as a large plume of smoke was seen rising from the waste site. Hundreds of tonnes of waste plastic, household waste in the open along with an attached building were involved in the fire.



The smoke could be seen from as far away as Bradford as the blaze took hold. The first appliances from Huddersfield requested assistance and 5 pumps were sent to the incident. It soon became apparent that the water supplies from local hydrants were not able to cope with the demand leaving many homes in the area without supplies.



Crews surrounded the site, used defensive tactics, hand held jets , Ground monitors and an Aerial appliance to deal with the incident. 



Firefighters wore protective mast to protect them from the smoke which at times blotted out the evening sunshine.

Nearby firms around the Queens mill are were evacuated along with local resident being informed to keep doors and windows closed.






Special High Volume Pumps were brought in from Stanningley fire station so that water from the River Holme could be used.



The only way to fully extinguish the fire is to clear the site under controlled supervision. Fire crews have now been working with the Environment Agency and Kirklees Council to discuss what to do next.



Appliances from Huddersfield, Rastrick, Meltham, Slaithwaite, Fairweather Green, Stanningley with HVP's and support crews and officers.

Update 27/08/2016 15:00 Hrs.


An appliance still remains in attendance at the waste site 10 days after the fire. Just one crew with a charged line should it be required while excavators deal with the rubbish on the site, some of which is still smouldering.


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Fire at Household Waste Incinerator Site in Dewsbury.




Fire crews from Dewsbury were the first to attend the incident at around 13:55 hours today (14/08/2016) at the Kirklees Waste Services, Weaving Lane, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury

This is a Household Waste Incinerator Site, a single storey building measuring 40 m x 40 m involved in fire. Crews are using 2 Ground monitors and 4 Large jets. This is a MP x 10 and 2 aerial appliances, they are in attendance along with supporting appliances from throughout the brigade area, approximately 60 firefighters in total. Officers and crews brought this major fire under control but crews will need to remain in attendance throughout the night damping down 

Firefighters battled to prevent fire spreading from the storage site to offices and nearby buildings whilst site staff provided valuable support.

Below are some Aerial images from the scene.  Strict copyright G. Tyler and all images must not be reproduced in any way.












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