Schools remain closed following huge blaze at former go-kart track in Bradford

  • Report by Sally Simpson

A large fire involving thousands of scrap tyres in Bradford is continuing to cause school closures and travel disruption.

The blaze started in the East Bowling area of the city in early hours of Monday morning (16th November). There are no reports of any casualties.

Five schools in Bradford remain closed today, as fire crews continue to tackle the blaze:

  • Bronte Girls Academy

  • Dixons City Academy

  • Dixons 6th Form Academy

  • New College Bradford

  • Rainbow Primary

Nine fire engines and two aerial appliances are still in attendance at the fire on Upper Castle Street this morning, according to West Yorkshire Fire Service.

All local residents are being advised to ''keep windows and doors closed'', and people are being asked to avoid travelling through the area.

Large plumes of black smoke led to rail services at the nearby Bradford Interchange being cancelled or diverted yesterday. National Rail says disruption to train services is expected to last until the end of today.

A number of roads in the area remain closed. You can see the full list of road closures from Bradford Council here.