Cloud of black smoke spotted in Leeds skyline after tyre fire

A huge cloud of black smoke has been spotted across the Leeds skyline following a fire.

By Jonathan Pritchard
Sunday, 21st June 2020, 10:27 am
The fire in Kirkstall.
The fire in Kirkstall.

West Yorkshire Fire Service confirmed they had been called to a number of tyres which were on fire near a canal towpath in Kirkstall.

One crew was sent to the scene, in Wyther Lane, to deal with the fire.

A spokeswoman for WYP said: "We were called to Wyther Lane in Kirkstall, near the power station, after reports of tyres being on fire.

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"The tyres were near a canal towpath. There is quite a lot of smoke coming off it but it is a fire out in the open.

"We have sent one crew from Leeds."

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