Wortley fire: Live updates as huge billows of smoke seen for miles in Leeds as building catches fire

A large fire has broken out near Upper Wortley Road in the Wortley area, with smoke seen for miles around Leeds.

By Daniel Sheridan
Tuesday, 21st December 2021, 12:11 pm

Emergency services are at the scene of the fire, which is at a commercial building.

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said: “We’re in attendance at a single story commercial building in the Upper Wortley area (LS12)

“We took the call at 10.38- we have 6 crews and an aerial appliance there (Leeds x2, Hunslet, Moortown, Stanningley and Morley – the aerial appliance is from Bradford).

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The scene of the fire in Wortley

“The police are also in attendance.

“No reports of any injuries.”

Scroll down for live updates on this breaking incident.

Leeds fire: Live updates as huge billows of smoke seen for miles from Wortley area

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 December, 2021, 13:09

Nearby residents advised to keep windows and doors closed

Here are 15 pictures from the scene of the fire

15 pictures as Wortley streets clouded in smoke as firefighters tackle building blaze

A large fire has broken out near Upper Wortley Road in the Wortley area, with smoke seen for miles around Leeds.

Police enforcing road closures - including Upper Wortley Road

Fire affecting traffic in the area

Video shows firefighters tackling the blaze

Streets clouded in smoke

The streets surrounding the fire are now clouded in smoke, our reporter Daniel says.

Here is a picture from the scene:

‘I can’t believe it’

An eyewitness, who works nearby, told the YEP: “We were told to leave one of the one units.

“The smoke is right across the sky, I can’t believe it.

“The fire service were very quick.”

The location of the fire

The fire is at a commercial building near Cross Lane, Wortley.

More pictures from the scene

Wortley fire

Large emergency service presence at the scene

Our reporter Daniel Sheridan says: “There are four fire engines, three police cars and two ambulances at the scene.

“Workers from a building nearby said they smelt plastic - the building “just went up and there was so much smoke.”

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