Fire at Agfa Leeds: Seacroft residents warned to keep windows closed after factory fire in Coal Road

Firefighters from all over Leeds have been tackling a blaze at an empty factory in Seacroft this morning (Sunday).

Sunday, 13th June 2021, 1:45 pm

Huge plumes of thick black smoke have been seen rising across the east of the city.

The fire broke out at Agfa Graphics, in Coal Road, Whinmoor, with West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service called at 8.43am.

The printing plate manufacturing site closed down last year.

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A fire service statement said 30 per cent of the building - which houses asbestos and oxy propane cylinders - was affected.

Residents have been advised to keep their windows shut and remain indoors due to the smoke.

Firefighters from Killingbeck, Moortown, Garforth and Leeds have been tackling the blaze.

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Smoke rising from the Agfa factory in Seacroft (photo: Dylwyn Colbourne).
The fire at Agfa in Coal Road, Seacroft, Leeds (photo: Tony Wildgoose)