Annison Street fire in Bradford 14 crews battle huge fire as residents ordered to stay indoors

Annison Street fire in Bradford 14 crews battle huge fire as residents ordered to stay indoors


Firefighters are battling a huge blaze that has ripped through a large industrial building in Bradford.Residents living close to the 30-metre by 20-metre building in Annison Streets have been ordered to stay inside and keep all windows and doors shut.The cold weather is making it even harder for firefighters to get the fire under control after receiving the call at 2.45am.

There are currently 14 fire crews from across West Yorkshire at the scene.

In a statement, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Due to large plumes of smoke, local residents are requested to stay indoors and keep doors and windows shut.


"The general public is asked to avoid the area to assist emergency services."

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In a statement at 9am, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Firefighters have been working hard in bitterly cold conditions this morning to tackle a large building fire in Nelson Street, Bradford.

"Due to the large plumes of smoke, local residents are being asked to keep doors and windows closed this morning.

"The Fire Service is assisting local authority partners from Bradford Council’s Emergency Planning Team to evacuate residents where required.

"Firefighting operations continue and this remains a 14 pump incident with fire engines from across West Yorkshire in attendance.

"Emergency service partners are also onsite. Please avoid this area if you can to assist the emergency services in their work."

Additionally an aerial appliance is in attendance from Leeds Fire Station and a specialist hose layer from Mirfield Fire Station.

Local residents are advised to keep their doors and windows shut and people should avoid the area in general.

Firefighters are working in difficult conditions to tackle the fire due to the wintery weather.

The additional appliances at the scene are from Killingbeck, Leeds, Rastrick and Dewsbury stations.

An aerial appliance from Huddersfield Fire Station is now also in attendance.

An "aerial appliance" from Halifax has been sent to join the 14 other crews.

They are spray large amounts of water from above to try and get the blaze under control.

Residents are urged to stay away from the area.