Fire chiefs have told Calendar they are "doing everything they can" to save the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds.
More than 70 firefighters are still on the scene, and Dave Walton, Assistant Chief Fire Officer from West Yorkshire Fire Service, says although the roof has disappeared, they still hope to save the building:
Residents and visitors to Leeds told Calendar they were shocked at how quickly the fire at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds took hold.
Hundreds of people gathered to watch as the blaze spread into the roof void of the building, which was being renovated:
Crews from across West Yorkshire are continuing to fight a huge fire at the former Majestyk nightclub in Leeds.
Fire officers described the fire as one of the most difficult they have had to deal with.
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Awful news coming through about the Majestic. So sad to lose that beautiful roof. Let's just hope they can save the rest of the building.
Around 20 firefighters are tackling a blaze in Leeds city centre this evening.
It broke out on the first floor of the former Majestyk nightclub in City Square - which has been closed to traffic for the time being.
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