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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.

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