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Fifteen fire engines tackle Leeds blaze

The blaze began on Albion Way in south-west Leeds.
The blaze began on Albion Way, south-west of Leeds city centre. Credit: Google Maps

Fifteen fire engines have been sent to tackle a huge blaze at an industrial complex in Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police said emergency services were called to the Tradepak industrial building at 2.34am this morning.

Nearby streets have been cordoned off and members of the public advised to close windows and doors due to large amounts of smoke.

No people have been reported hurt as a result of the fire so far.

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Police warn over chemicals at Leeds blast site

Police are warning residents in Leeds city centre to keep windows and doors closed due to "potentially hazardous" chemicals at the site of a large fire at Albion Way industrial estate.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called at about 2.34 am this morning to respond to the incident which is taking place at a business on the site. A number of fire engines are currently attending.

"Due to the potentially hazardous nature of chemicals on the site residents in the city centre area are being asked to keep windows and doors closed while the cause of the fire is assessed.

"As a precaution, due to smoke, the Armley Gyratory road is currently being closed for the safety of drivers."

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Leeds fire: Emergency teams arrive amid explosions

Emergency services have arrived at the scene of a large fire in Leeds amid a series of loud explosions, according to ITV News reporter James Webster.

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Man killed in Leeds city centre crash

A man's died after a crash in Leeds on the early hours of Saturday morning. It happened at about 4am on the Inner Ring Road near the Wellington Street exit.

His car hit the boundary wall while heading towards the Armley Gyratory. The 24 year old form Leeds sadly died of his injuries. A 23-year-old man, who was also in the car, suffered serious injuries. He was taken to Leeds General Infirmary where he is in a stable condition.

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