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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Update !! Three youths arrested following Major Ten Pump Blaze in Bramley, Leeds


Three Youths have been arrested overnight by West Yorkshire police in connection with last nights fire. All three are currently in custody. They have not been named but all are believed to live in the Bramley area.

Investigations are still continuing and last reports from West Yorkshire Fire Service state that the Incident has been down scaled to two pumps and one aerial appliance maintaining control of the fire whilst reducing impact to the local community. The crews are fighting the fire from a safe distance due to the unsafe structure.

Fire investigators are working alongside partners to establish the cause of a fire at Waterloo Lane in Bramley, Leeds.

• Latest traffic situation: Waterloo Lane in Bramley is closed in both directions between the A657 Upper Town Street junction and the Broad Lane junction. A diversion is in operation.

• Raynville Road between Outgang Lane and Waterloo Way is also affected.


• Bus services 85, 87 and 91 are being diverted via Broad Lane and Town Street.

Fire crews were called at around 8:40 pm last night (30/05/2016) to reports of a large building on fire at Bramley, Leeds with numerous calls being received from members of the public. The incident behind Bramley shopping centre, was a single storey empty warehouse property and was well alight when the first crews arrived from Leeds and Stanningley.


Bradford CARP in action at the scene
This incident became a MP x 10 and Aerials 2 and water was needed quickly to surround the fire and prevent it spreading to surrounding exposure risks. Crowds gathered around the area as more fire appliances arrived at the scene. Roads surrounding the area soon became gridlocked and police were brought in to try and deal with the problem as fire appliances were struggling as well to reach the incident.


Building roof well alight
Road closures are currently in place in Waterloo Lane, Town Street in Bramley, Broad Lane and Raynville Road. These are likely to remain in place overnight to allow the fire service to tackle the blaze. The cause of the fire is not yet known and no injuries have been reported. There have not yet been any evacuations of nearby properties, although these may be required as the situation develops. 
Detective Inspector Phil Jackson, of Leeds District CID, said: "At this time the safety of all those involved is paramount.

Cookridge crews and officers at the front of the building
At it’s height 10 pumps and two aerial appliances were in attendance at the incident along with support units.  Stations attending throughout the incident include: Stanningley, Leeds, Cookridge, Rawdon, Bradford, Moortown, Hunslet, Fairweather Green, Killingbeck, Odsal, Shipley, Halifax, Morley, Ossett, Pontefract, Huddersfield, Bingley, Dewsbury, Cleckheaton, Garforth, Illingworth, Wakefield and specialist officers from across the brigade.. Hose layer appliances were used to ensure a good supply of water was sent to the fireground.


An aerial view of the Incident has been sent to Grahams Fire page from a site member.  From this view you can see the full extent of the fire and size of the building that fire crews had to deal with.


Aerial shot sent in by twitter user exclusive to the page
Damping down is now underway with crews using Ground Monitors and Aerial jets. The fire has been fought defensively as the building was too unsafe for crews to enter.






WYFRS information : Due to a large building fire ongoing at Waterloo Lane, Bramley, please be aware, if you live in the New Farnley, Churwell or Gildersome and surrounding areas, please keep your doors & windows closed due to large amounts of smoke in the atmosphere at the moment. Once the fire is out investigations will be made to try and find the cause of the fire.

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Made in Leeds Video from the scene








Saturday, 14 May 2016

Investigations suggest #Arson cause of fire at #Lister #Primary #school,#Bradford



Fire investigations into last Wednesdays school fire have shown that the fire was started in a storage cupboard with the fire then spreading to the classroom. This caused over 200 pupils and 36 staff to evacuate the building. The total cost of the damage has not yet been fully assessed, but the school is unable to be used and portable classrooms are being brought onto the site for use as a temporary measure.

Seven fire crews from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service were needed to control the fire and prevent it from spreading to the rest of the school. 


The School building measuring approx 75m x 75m was approx 25% involved in fire and was well alight as crews arrived. Early intervention by crews with Breathing apparatus help stop the fire from developing into a more significant blaze

Some of the Fire Appliances on Farfield Street
It is hoped that the school will reopen on Monday

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Breaking !!!! School evacuated due to serious fire in classroom at Bradford Primary

Fire crews were called at around 2:45pm this afternoon to St Cuthbert's and The First Martyrs' Catholic Primary School on Scotchman Road Heaton in the city. All children and staff were evacuated from the school as a serious fire was developing within the building. First fire crews who arrived saw the severity of the school fire which was well alight. The incident commander requested further assistance and a total of seven appliances and a Command Unit were sent to assist with the fire.



The early intervention by crews prevented the fire from consuming the whole school as Breathing apparatus crews used jets to tackle the flames. The school was quickly evacuated with  all children and staff kept safe.



Children and teachers assembled in the adjacent school field off Farfield Street confirming that all persons were accounted for and that no injuries had been caused.



Breathing apparatus teams with a thermal image camera have been checking for heat sources within the building. Other equipment used was 3 Large jets, 6 Breathing apparatus, and Positive Pressure Ventilation.





Crews replenish their Breathing apparatus sets after controlling the blaze with damping down of the scene now being undertaken. The CARP appliance from Bradford station was used to check for any hotspots on the roof and crews have since been reduced at the site.



Police have now cordoned off  the area surrounding the fire scene with investigation underway to establish the cause of the fire.



Fire crews from Bradford CARP, Odsal, Idle, Rawdon, Cleckheaton, Shipley with Command Unit light and pump from Fairweather Green attended along with other supervisory officers