Building fire - Temple Newsam Park, Leeds

11 May 2023
Property fire
Home Farm, Templenewsam Park, Templenewsam Road, Halton, Leeds
Update 11:15

Incident Commander Group Manager Matt Goodall of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Fire crews from across our area are currently dealing with a barn fire on the Temple Newsam estate in Leeds. 

“We received the call just before 9am this morning.  A total of eight fire appliances and one aerial ladder platform are currently in attendance. We have more than 30 firefighters dealing with this on-going incident, as we work to bring the fire under control, and to ensure it is contained and does not spread. 

“We understand the barn was being renovated, and as a result we can confirm there are no animals on this part of the site at this time, with no livestock harmed in anyway.

“We are working with our emergency services partners and the local authority. It is too early to speculate on the cause of the fire, but this will be investigated in due course.

Please avoid the area where possible to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.

Update 1500

Four fire appliances remain at the incident at Template Newsam.  Two hose reels are in use as damping down is in progress.


Farm building involved, roof void well alight. 6 hose reels used and 2 breathing apparatus used

Killingbeck x2, Leeds x 2, Garforth, Moortown, Hunslet, Castleford, Featherstone command unit & assistance from Morley, Hose layer and support from Mirfield, Aerial and support from Huddersfield, Skelmanthorpe welfare unit