Dramatic photos of fire that’s caused street to be evacuated

A huge fire at a large industrial building in Bradford has resulted in the evacuation of local residents.

The council’s emergency planning team got involved in the incident in Annison Street in the Eastbrook area before 9am this morning (Sunday).

The fire was reported at around 2.45am this morning (Sunday).

More than a dozen crews from across the county are in attendance and three aerial appliances are being used, but the cold weather is making the job harder for firefighters.

People living close to the building in Annison Street in the Eastbrook area had previously been ordered to stay indoors with their doors and windows shut.

The fire engines at the scene are from stations including Shipley, Fairweather Green, Stanningley, Hunslet, Odsal, Cleckheaton, Rawdon, Bingley, Leeds, Killingbeck, Rastrick and Dewsbury.

Aerial appliances being used are from stations including Huddersfield and Halifax.

A specialist hose layer from Mirfield Fire Station is also being used and police and ambulance crews are also in attendance.

At around 8.45am, Bradford Council tweeted: “Bradford Residents in BD3 area near Anniston Street please be aware. Our emergency planning team is assisting with evacuation of people living nearby.

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

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 Annison 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.”

YorkshireLive – Halifax