Large fire at Wakefield nightclub with 10 engines and 60 firefighters called to scene

More than 60 firefighters were called to the scene of a large fire at a nightclub in Wakefield.

By Abbey Maclure
Monday, 30th March 2020, 7:47 am
Updated Monday, 30th March 2020, 7:50 am

It happened at the four storey building on White Horse Yard, just off Westgate, at 5.15pm yesterday.

The fire started on the ground floor and at least 50 per cent of the floor was damaged.

One eyewitness reported seeing clouds of smoke and smelling the fire in the city centre, before fire engines rushed past.

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10 fire engines were called to the fire near Westgate, Wakefield (Photo: PC Rushton WYP)

10 fire engines and about 60 firefighters battled the fire, West Yorkshire Fire confirmed.

PC Rushton, of Wakefield's Neighborhood Policing Team, tweeted at 6.15pm: "Fire reported just off Westgate. Please avoid the area if possible."

Westgate was closed at the junction with Market Street to the junction with Mulberry Way while crews battled the fire.

The road had reopened by 8.50pm.