Half of the ground floor of a shop in Chapeltown is gutted by fire

Half of a shop in the Chapeltown area of Leeds was consumed by a fire last night.

Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 2:48 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st September 2021, 2:50 pm

Fire crews were called to reports that a person was in the two storey building on Markham Avenue but after a thorough search by fire-fighters wearing breathing apparatus it was confirmed that no-one was involved.

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue sent two appliances from Killingbeck and one from Moortown to tackle the blaze which covered a 20 x 20 metre space on the ground floor, which was half of the floor space.

They used 3 hose reels and four fire-fighters wearing breathing apparatus were sent into the building after getting the report at just before 10.50pm on Tuesday.

West Yorkshire fire crews tackled a shop fire in the Chapeltown area of Leeds on Tuesday night.