Nine crews are in attendance at a fire at a business premise on Bradford Road in the Otley area, after we were called at 19.30 tonight.

Residents nearby are being asked to keep their doors and windows shut due to a smoke plume.

Operational support crews including an aerial ladder (from Leeds), welfare unit and command unit are also in attendance.


UPDATE: 08:00 (12/11/23) Three crews remain at the scene damping down the fire. There is still a large amount of smoke in the area so residents are being asked to continue to keep doors and windows shut.


Reports of smoke coming from windows of top floor of 3 storey building.  On arrival, crews made pumps 10, persons reported. This is a timber framed building in an eco development, the fire is on the second floor. 4 breathing apparatus, 3 hose reel jets and 2 large jets in use. There proved to be no persons involved.

Report of building fire, on arrival this was made pumps 5 and aerials 1, then pumps 8 aerials 2, with persons reported trapped.

This is a three storey building with ground floor restaurant and two floors residential, fire from roof.  One large jet, two aerials, 2 hose reels and 8 breathing apparatus used.

Ten pumps at Leeds city centre derelict high rise fire. On going incident. Top three floors still alight. Safety cordon in place and surrounding buildings have been evacuated due to potentially unsafe structure of the derelict building. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service is working with West Yorkshire Police and Yorkshire Ambulance Service. The Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) is also in attendance.

Fire crews are in attendance following four large haystacks catching fire in open countryside. Five pumps were called to Hall Farm Road, in Swillington. In attendance were pumps and crews from Castleford, Hunslet, Rothwell and two from Killingbeck stations following the initial call out. This has now been reduced to three engines, as crews remain on site damping down. Crews have said there is no danger to local residents, but have advised people to close doors and windows, should they smell the smoke. There are no road closures and no danger to lives.