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Monday, 4 July 2016

Bradford firefighters at scene of major blaze

Bradford firefighters at scene of major blaze
Bradford firefighters at scene of major blaze

Bradford firefighters at scene of major blaze

Fire crews from Bradford and surrounding areas are at the scene of a major fire.
Ten fire engines were sent to an industrial unit at Thorn Tree Farm in Bowl Shaw Lane, Northowram, after the alarm was raised shortly after 12pm.
The building contains up to 50 lorries and there is also liquid petroleum gas, acetylene and diesel inside.
At the height of the fire a huge cloud of thick, black smoke could be seen for miles around
At 6.45pm today, Dave Teggart of West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "The fire is now effectively dealt with, but we will be here for the rest of the night and into tomorrow to ensure everything is under control.
"In total there's about 40 to 50 vehicles, mostly HGVs, and you're looking at estimated damage in the hundreds of thousands of pounds.
"Crews from Cleckheaton, Bradford, Odsal, Illingworth and Rastrick have been here, and three appliances and about 15 to 20 staff will be here through the night.
"The Environment Agency was on site looking at the potential effects it could have on the surrounding countryside, as a lot of diesel petrol and some solvents could be running into the surrounding area and water supplies."
One neighbour, Lucy Keegan, of Pepperhill, said: "We live at the bottom of the road, and our house was just engulfed in smoke.



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