80 firefighters tackle Halifax town centre blaze

Southgate in Halifax at first light

Around 80 firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze in the centre of Halifax.

It broke out at Game in Southgate just after 2 am and has destroyed much of the building. At its height it involved 15 engines and three aerial appliances from across the West Yorkshire.

It is now under control but firefighters are still damping down.

Blaze broke out just after 2am Credit: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

Initially West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service thought the building involved was called Gamesave UK Ltd however it was in fact Game retail unit in Southgate, Halifax.