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