A SEVERE fire which wrecked a recycling depot in Leeds is being investigated by police.
The alarms was raised at 1.43am today (June 26) when firefighters were called to an industrial estate at Lockwood Way in Beeston in south Leeds.
Five pumps from Hunslet, Rothwell and Gipton were called out.
Hunslet crews led the operation.
Hunslet Watch Commander Andrew Alderson said: “It was reported as a fire in the open. This turned out to be some bins that had been placed up against the building. The fire had unfortunately spread inside the industrial unit.
“The unit was used for recycling clothes, the charity bags people put outside their houses.
“It resulted in a severe fire.”
The crews from the three stations took nearly three hours to deal with the blaze.
He said the cause of the fire was under investigation.