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|
|Building roof well alight|
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|
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|
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.
Made in Leeds Video from the scene