Large blaze at Beeston motor services business in Dewsbury Road

Buses were being diverted this morning (Monday) following a fire at a motor services business in Dewsbury Road in Beeston during the early hours of the day.

Monday, 24th May 2021, 12:58 pm

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the building, oil and tyres were involved in a fire that broke out at the premises at around 12.25am.

Two engines from Hunslet, two from Leeds and two from Killingbeck attended the scene.

First Bus issued an update at around 7.10am and said that "due to an incident", Dewsbury Road would be closed from Spinning Wheel.

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Aftermath of the fire at Auto Fix (photo: James Hardisty)

The road has now reopened and all First Bus services have resumed their normal line of route.

The fire was around 10m x 30m and high expansion foam, four large jets and two breathing apparatus were used.

Also at the scene was an aerial from Wakefield, hose layer and support from Mirfeld, CU Lite from Featherstone, CU assistants from Pontefract and a welfare unit from Skelmanthorpe.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: "Building, Oil and Tyres involved. 10m x 30m, 4 large jets, High Ex foam and 2 breathing apparatus used.

Police have been at the scene (photo: James Hardisty)

"Appliances Attended: 2 x Hunslet, 2 x Leeds, 2 x Killingbeck, Aerial from Wakefield, Hose layer and Support from Mirfield, CU Lite from Featherstone, CU assistants from Pontefract, Skelmanthorpe welfare unit."