The fire is believed to have started in the basement where tyres were stored and the fire quickly spread to all floors of the property. An open yard at the side of the premises was also used to store tyres. Water was brought in from hydrants around the White Abbey road, Sunbridge road and City road areas.
Firefighters used 6 Large jets, 6 Breathing apparatus sets, and an aerial monitor to contain the blaze. The building a former mill premises measured approximately 50m x 75m. There was exposure risk to one side of the affected property but this was saved.
The mill which had been refurbished earlier this year was occupied by two companies, YA & Company Solicitors and a Tyre company.
Area Manager Kirby from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service added: “The economic impact of a serious fire on businesses is significant and it is rare that a business re-opens following a serious fire.
“Sadly the section of the mill that has been heavily involved in fire is badly damaged but due to the swift actions of crews we have managed to save a large proportion of the building and reduce the detrimental economic impact this fire could have had.”