Beeston Autofix fire in Dewsbury Road being treated as arson by police

A fire which broke out in the early hours of this morning (Monday) at Autofix in Beeston is being treated as arson by West Yorkshire Police.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 1:33 pm
Updated Monday, 24th May 2021, 1:36 pm

Officers were called to reports of the fire in Dewsbury Road at around 12.25am.

They closed the road as the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service dealt with the incident.

Enquiries are ongoing but the blaze is currently being treated as arson.

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Police have been at the scene in Dewsbury Road today (photo: James Hardisty)

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 quoting log 24 of May 25.

Two fire engines from Hunslet, two from Leeds and two from Killingbeck attended the scene.

The fire was around 10m x 30m and high expansion foam, four large jets and two breathing apparatus were used.

Dewsbury Road was closed until around 8am.

The fire broke out in the early hours of the morning (photo: James Hardisty)

A spokesperson from West Yorkshire Police said: "Police were called to reports of a fire on Dewsbury Road, Leeds at 0023am today (Monday 24 May).

"Officers attended to provide road closures as the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service dealt with the incident.

"Enquiries are ongoing into the incident which is currently being treated as arson.

"Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police on 101 or online at www.westyorkshire.police.uk/contact-us. Anyone making contact is asked to quote log 24 of today (25 May 2021)."

A spokesperson from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Building, Oil and Tyres involved. 10m x 30m, 4 large jets, High Ex foam and 2 breathing apparatus used.

"Appliances Attended: 2 x Hunslet, 2 x Leeds, 2 x Killingbeck, Aerial from Wakefield, Hose layer and Support from Mirfield, CU Lite from Featherstone, CU assistants from Pontefract, Skelmanthorpe welfare unit.

"Location: Dewsbury Road, Beeston, Leeds."