Middleton Railway closed to public after HUGE early morning blaze 'severely damages' one vehicle in Leeds

A public attraction has been forced to close its doors to day after a HUGE blaze a nearby building supplies unit caused severe damage to its property.

Sunday, 15th July 2018, 2:00 pm
Updated Monday, 16th July 2018, 5:40 pm
Close up of the fire on Moore Road. PIC: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

One hundred firefighters tackled the blaze on Moor Road in Hunslet, at a building supplies unit thought to be a timber yard.

Nearby Middleton Railway also had one carriage 'severely damaged' in the fire. They have decided to close to the public today.

They wrote on their Facebook page: "Further to the earlier message regarding the fire on neighbouring premises overnight we can now confirm that following discussions with the fire service the railway will be closed to the public today and no trains will be operating. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.

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Close up of the fire on Moore Road. PIC: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue

"We can confirm that one of our non-passenger carrying vehicles has suffered severe damage but the coaches are safe and we expect to be open as usual next weekend."

Close up of the fire on Moore Road. PIC: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
Emergency services at the fire on Moore Road. PIC: West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue