UPDATE: Wakefield Cathedral shut after fire

Wakefield Cathedral has been forced to close after a fire broke out earlier today.

Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 2:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 13th March 2018, 2:55 pm

Firefighters from Wakefield and Ossett fire stations were called to the city centre building just before noon.

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People inside the Cathedral were forced to evacuate following a fire in the air system of the organ.

Tomorrow's (Wednesday's) worship services will be held in the education room due to a lack of power.

A spokesman said it was hoped the Cathedral could be fully opened as soon as possible.