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Investigations Launch Into Huge Bradford Warehouse Fire

Picture thanks to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service

Deputy Chief Fire Officer 'proud of the determined efforts and professionalism of all of our crews'.

A warehouse blaze in Bradford was 'incredibly challenging for crews' according to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service bosses.

15 fire engines were called to the building at Gordon Rhodes and Son Ltd, on Chase Way in West Bowling on Wednesday night.

The warehouse was used to store flour, seeds, herbs and spices.

At its height, around 80 firefighters battled to get a hold of the fire but unfortunately the building was extensively damaged and the warehouse collapsed in places due to the heat.

The fire was under control by around 4am but teams have spend all of Thursday damping down.

A fire investigator is now looking into the cause of the fire.

Deputy Chief Fire Officer Dave Walton said: “It has been a busy couple of days for the Fire Service and I am very proud of the determined efforts and professionalism of all of our crews who have all worked very hard.

“Fortunately neither of the fires has caused any harm to members of the public or our firefighters.

“The fire overnight in Bradford has been incredibly challenging for crews who worked tirelessly to try and prevent it from spreading. However, as the building is now structurally unsafe we will not put them at any risk by sending crews inside."

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