Fire Video


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


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