Firefighters tackle attic blaze in Beeston as four people escape

Firefighters were called to Beeston in the early hours of the morning after a fire in a row of terraces.

By Joe Cooper
Friday, 7th May 2021, 8:47 am
Updated Friday, 7th May 2021, 9:17 am

The fire broke out in the attic, with video posted online showing large flames licking around the top of the building.

Fire crews were called to Westbourne Street just before 2.30am.

The property was made up of four flats and all the people inside had made their way out.

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Westbourne Street, Beeston (photo: Google).

There were no injuries to anybody.

Two fire engines from Hunslet, one from Leeds, along with the aerial ladder platform, were called to the scene.

Four firefighters used two pumps and a fan to extinguish the fire.

Smoke detectors were fitted inside but they did not go off.

A specialist fire investigation officer is on scene to try to find out what caused the fire.

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