Bradford fire: These Leeds areas warned to keep windows closed due to smoke

Smoke from a huge tyre fire in Bradford is affecting parts of a Leeds.

Monday, 16th November 2020, 11:16 am
Updated Monday, 16th November 2020, 11:20 am

More than 100 firefighters from across West Yorkshire are tackling the scrap tyre blaze on Upper Castle Street, in the East Bowling area of the city.

Road closures are in place and trains have been cancelled on lines between Bradford Interchange, Halifax and Leeds.

Some local schools have also closed.

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The Bradford tyre fire (photo: Simon Hulme).

Smoke from the massive blaze has blown eastwards towards Leeds.

The Leeds Emergencies Twitter account, run by Leeds City Council's Resilience and Emergencies Team, said residents in some West Leeds areas should keep their doors and windows closed.

They tweeted: "Areas of South Pudsey, Farnley Hall and Bramley are affected by the smoke plume. Local residents should please keep windows and doors closed."

No one is thought to have been injured in the fire.

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