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Friday, 29 January 2016

TEN VIDEOS & UPDATE: Firefighters had to run for their lives as they fought huge Drummond Mill fire in Lumb Lane, Manningham, Bradford

TEN VIDEOS & UPDATE: Firefighters had to run for their lives as they fought huge Drummond Mill fire in Lumb Lane, Manningham, Bradford


TEN VIDEOS & UPDATE: Firefighters had to run for their lives as they fought huge Drummond Mill fire in Lumb Lane, Manningham, Bradford

FIREFIGHTERS have spoken of the terrifying moment they ran for their lives as a devastating Bradford mill fire came close to engulfing them as they tried to fight it.
Dozens of firefighters were trying to bring the smouldering fire under control when it suddenly erupted as it broke through a basement.
One fireman, who was inside the Grade II listed four-storey Drummond Mill in Lumb Lane,  said he had not seen such a dangerous and frightening situation in more than 25 years as a firefighter.
He said that the fire had been smouldering when flames suddenly flashed across the roof and towards him and several colleagues.
"It was frightening. We were all fighting to get out of the building. The flames came at us across the roof. It was obvious it was time to get out."
At the height of the fire, more than 120 firefighters were at the scene. Many were running to and fro as fire chiefs fought to contain the huge fire.
Ian Bitcon, West Yorkshire Assistant Chief Fire Officer, said that the fire had moved "very rapidly" after it was initially starved of oxygen in the confines of the basement.
"We know that the fire was being fought in the basement and we know that when the fire developed into the building it did so very rapidly.
  1. Major mill fire in Manningham
    Firefighters are dealing with a major fire in a mill in Manningham.
  2. Major mill fire in Lumb Lane
    Firefighters are dealing with a major fire in a mill in Lumb Lane
  3. Major mill fire in Bradford
    FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with a major fire in a mill in Manningham.
  4. Smoke from fire at mill
    FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with a major fire in a mill in Manningham.
  5. Fire at Drummond's Mill
    Firefighters at Drummond's Mill, Lumb Lane, Manningham
  6. Smoke worsening again
    Smoke from the fire started to get worse again at about 3pm
  7. Flames inside mill
    Flames inside the mill as 125 firefighters try to tackle the blaze
  8. Dramatic video of fire
    Fire can be seen through the windows of Drummond Mill
  9. Mill fire video
    A video of the blaze by Abubakkar Ahmed
  10. Drummond Mill roof collapse
    Video showing the roof collapsing at Drummond Mill.

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