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Fire causing problems for M606 traffic

The fire at the Gordon Rhodes factory in West Bowling, Bradford, is causing problems for commuters.

The entry slip road from A6177 Chase Way is closed on the M606 Southbound at J3 A6036 Rooley Avenue / A6177 Rooley Lane / Staithgate Lane (Staygate Roundabout).

There is a diversion in place with all traffic using the Staithgate roundabout to access the M606.


Road closure following house fire in Leeds

Police were called by the fire service at 3.20am to a house fire in Harehills Lane in Leeds. The emergency services treated one man who is in his forties for smoke inhalation.The other occupant, a woman in her twenties, did not require treatment.

The fire has caused extensive damage to the house and also damaged neighbouring properties.

Harehills Lane is expected to remain closed between Nowell Mount and Nowell View this morning. Drivers are being asked to avoid the area.


Fifty firefighters tackle blaze at Tata Steel in Rotherham

Ten fire engines and more than 50 firefighters have been tackling a fire at Tata Steel on Aldwarke Lane, Rotherham, overnight.

It involves several thousand litres of oil. Officers say their teams quickly contained the blaze to one building. All employees have been safely evacuated and there are no reports of anyone being injured.

Crews are using a high volume pump to access water from an on site reservoir. It broke out shortly after 1.00am on Thursday morning.

Fire engines from Rotherham, Parkway, Central, Elm Lane, Edlington, Dearne, Birley Moor, Stocksbridge and Tankersley stations are involved.

Firefighters are expected to remain at the scene for several hours. An investigation into its cause will begin once it has been fully extinguished.

Bramley fire: Eight youths arrested on suspicion of arson

Two girls are among eight youths who have been arrested on suspicion of arson in connection with the Bramley fire.

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Ten pumps were involved in tackling the blaze on Waterloo Lane in Bramley on Monday night.

It has emerged that the building was being used as a warehouse to store furniture.

The eight youths in police custody are all from the Armley and Bramley area.

They include two boys aged 14, three boys aged 15, one boy aged 16 and two girls aged 14 and 13.

"The building is very frail and we expect within the next seven days it will be taken down to protect the safety of the surroundings.

"We expect this may cause some disruption for the next several days and while this disruption is regrettable it is absolutely necessary to ensure public safety.

"We are working hard with partners to minimise the impact of this work and again, I want to thank residents for their co-operation during this time."

– Detective Inspector James Entwistle, of Leeds CID
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