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Emergency services praise residents for patience

Emergency services have been praising residents for their patience over a massive blaze at an industrial estate in Armley near Leeds.

Nearby roads had to be sealed off and a nightclub evacuated due to concerns for the safety of clubbers after the fire took hold of a recycling and packaginging plant. Nearby roads had to be sealed off and a nightclub evacuated due to concerns for the safety of clubbers after the fire at Tradpak.

Albion Way remains closed for safety reason as does A647 Armley Road both ways between Canal Street and Stanningley Road. At its height around 100 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze.

"I wish to thank residents in the Armley area for their patience and understanding as emergency services have gone about their work and also praise the efforts of colleagues in both services who have worked extremely hard to bring a dangerous situation under control"

– Superintendent Mab Hussain, West Yorkshire Police

Firefighters working to make site of Leeds fire safe

Albion Way in Armley where blaze started Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Firefighters are working to make the site of a massive fire on an industrial park in Armley near Leeds safe. Emergency services are damping down the blaze at the Tradpak site on Albion Way and want to reassure residents everything possible is being done to bring normality back to the area.

" We can confirm that smoke from the fire is not toxic. However, as a precaution , we have continued to advise people near the site to keep doors and windows shut while the smoke has cleared, as we would do with any large fire. "

Superintendent Mabs Hunssain, West Yorkshire Police

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28-year-old man critically ill in hospital after a crash on the A1m.

A 28-year-old man is fighting for his life in hospital after a crash on the A1m near Boston Spa in West Yorkshire. It happened at around 1am this morning Monday April 21, 2014, on the north bound carriageway when two cars were in collision.

One of the drivers suffered life threatening injuries and is being treated at Leeds General Infirmary. He is currently described as in a critical but stable condition. The other driver was taken to hospital as a precaution.

"We are investigating this incident and would like to speak with anyone who saw the collision or has any information which can assist the investigation"

– PC Andy Senior, West Yorkshire Police

No toxic materials were involved in fire say emergency services

A hundred firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze which ripped through a building used for storing chemicals and a neighbouring firm in Leeds overnight.

It is not yet known what caused the fire, but a nearby nightclub had to be evacuated and explosions could be heard up to 8 miles away as the fire took hold. Jon Hill reports.

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Police make third arrest over Bradford murder

A police cordon is in place after a man was found with stab wounds in Bradford. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Detectives have now arrested a third person in connection with a murder in Bradford. A 59-year-old man was found suffering from stab wounds at a house in Washington Street in the city on Sunday April 20, 2014.

Paramedics treated him at the scene but he later died. A 29-year-old man was arrested this morning in the Manningham area of Bradford. Meanwhile detectives continue to question a 30-year-old man and a 58-year-old woman.

Smoke still raging after huge industrial blaze

Fire fighter continue efforts at scene of huge Leeds fire Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Thick black smoke still raging at Albion Way Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Grey plumes of smoke billowing across Leeds skyline Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Streets are still closed around the scene in Armley near Leeds Credit: ITV Yorkshire
Still billowing from the fire above Oddy Locks on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Up to 80 firefighters tackled the blaze at its height at Tradpak, a chemical packaging and recycling firm in Armley, which started at about 01:50am.

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