Fire at Rawdon factory

Firefighters are tackling a huge blaze at Airedale air conditioning factory in Rawdon, Leeds.

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No job losses as result of factory fire says bosses

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.

"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."

– Clive Parkman, Managing Director, Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd

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