Latest update: wind related incidents attended by firefighters

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) has been responding to incidents throughout the day as a result of the strong winds across the county.

This is the latest update bringing you the number and nature of calls received by the service between 9:30am this morning and 2pm this afternoon (January 11).

We are asking the public to do their bit to prevent unnecessary calls to the emergency services by securing items such as garden furniture, trampolines and bins which can all cause problems.

Area Manager Jim Butters said: “The high winds are definitely keeping us busy; our firefighters have attended many incidents throughout the night and into today, ranging from rogue trampolines to damaged buildings.

“Firefighters’ training prepares them for all weather conditions but these strong winds can still make it challenging. The safety of our staff and of the general public is our number one concern.

“We urge the public to be vigilant of properties and buildings which could be damaged, and to stay safe when travelling home from work.”

Number of wind related calls received between 9:30am and 2pm

Number of wind related calls – 24

Number of incidents attended – 10

Note: In some instances advice can be given and an attendance is not necessary.

09:50   – Folkstone Street, Bradford. Large Conifer fallen onto garage roof, secured by firefighters.

10:07   – Business premise, Otley Road, Bradford. Guttering hanging off corner of building.

10:07   – Primary School, Warren Lane, Eldwick. Conifer tree blowing close to school.

10:26   – Rushton Terrace, Bradford. Collapsed wall in danger of going into house.

10:50   – A hair studio in Town End, Golcar. Plank of wood from scaffolding hanging down.

11:26   – Grattan Road, Bradford. Loose tiles from building.

12:15   – A hotel building, Spen Lane, Gomersal. Unsecure marquee in grounds.

13:16   – Hillary Rd, Shipley. Hanging chimney stack at residential premises.

13:49   – Hospital, Burmantofts. Metal cladding coming off building.

Inclusive summary of incidents between 3am and 2pm on January 11 

Total number of wind related calls – 56

Total number of incidents attended – 27