Firefighters tackle blaze at derelict hospital in Leeds

Cookridge Hospital closed in 2008. Credit: Bing maps

Firefighters have put out a fire at a derelict hospital in Leeds.

Crews were called to Cookridge Hospital, in Hospital Lane, Cookridge, last night at around midnight.

They used six pumps and two large jets to extinguish the flames.

The hospital first opened in 1869 but closed in 2008 to be replaced by a specialist cancer unit at Leeds St James's Hospital.