The boss of Airedale Air Conditioning in Leeds, hit by a devastating fire on fire on Friday, says he hopes the firm will be back in full production in three months.
Investigations are on-going into a major fire that badly damaged an air conditioning factory on the outskirts of Leeds. The A65 next to the Airedale Site at Rawdon was closed yesterday causing traffic chaos during evening rush hour. It re-opened this morning.
No one was injured. The owners are asking staff to stay at home next week but say there will be no job losses as a result of the fire.
– Clive Parkman, Managing Director, Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd
"We are firmly committed to our employees, customers, suppliers and local residents and are doing everything in our power to return to normal operations as quickly as possible. I would like to thank everyone for the support they have shown us during this difficult time, via phone, email and social media. It has been exceedingly well received. We are extremely proud of our very loyal and highly skilled workforce and I would like to reassure them that there will be no job losses as a result of the fire."
The A65 at Rawdon near Leeds has re-opened after being closed following a massive fire at a factory yesterday. Around 50 firefighters battled the blaze at Airedale Air Conditioning factory. No one was injured. An investigation is underway to find out how it started.
An investigation's underway after a major blaze caused chaos on the outskirts of Leeds during rush hour tonight. 50 firefighters remain at the site of the fire at the Airedale Air Conditioning Factory. No-one was injured.
This picture shows the extent of the damage to the Airedale Air Conditioning Factory. No one was injured in the fire.
A major blaze is causing chaos on the outskirts of Leeds after an air conditioning factory caught fire.
The A65 between Horsforth and Rawdon is closed and fifteen fire engines are at the scene. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service say they're concerned about gas cylinders on the site.
Dave Walton from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service says parts of the factory in Rawdon have been lost but the smoke is not toxic.
Firefighters tackling the blaze at a factory in Rawdon say the fire is largely under control but there are still areas of the building which they can't access. They say they have managed to save parts of the factory.
The fire officer in charge of tackling the blaze at a factory in Rawdon says significant parts of building are still on fire. Firefighters will be staying at the site overnight.