Four fire engines called to fire above takeaway in Wortley as road closed

Four fire engines were called to a fire in Wortley, Leeds on Tuesday morning after a blaze broke out at a flat above a takeaway.

Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 12:14 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th January 2021, 12:20 pm
The fire broke out in a flat above Pizza Top in Whitehall Road, Wortley, Leeds

Two engines from Morley and two from Hunslet were sent to the fire at the flat above Pizza Top in Whitehall Road in Wortley.

The fire broke out at 9.26am. Four fire engines attended, two from Leeds Fire Station and one each from Hunslet and Morley fire stations, along with an aerial ladder appliance from Leeds.

One fire engine from Leeds Fire Station remains on the scene damping down.

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Police guarding the cordon outside the flat

One person escaped the fire who was conscious and breathing when he got out.

Fire officers at the scene described the incident as 'a significant fire', but fortunately there was nobody else inside the building.

All persons have been accounted for, a spokesman for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said.

The road was taped off after the fire broke out, with smoke seen pouring from the windows of the flat.

Fire engines in the street in Wortley

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We were called at 9.26 hours today, Tuesday 12 January, to reports of a fire in a property on Whitehall Road, Wortley.

"Four fire engines attended, two from Leeds Fire Station and one each from Hunslet and Morley fire stations, along with an aerial ladder appliance from Leeds.

"One fire engine from Leeds Fire Station remains on the scene damping down.

"All persons have been accounted for."