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Office Block Fire in Bradford Requires Backup from Multiple Fire Crews

On 5th May, an office block in Bradford was subject to a serious fire which required additional fire crews from all around West Yorkshire.

Luckily, the office block where the fire occurred early that Saturday morning, was unoccupied. The block on Eldon Place is situated just outside Bradford city centre and was undergoing renovation works.

The office block fire was alerted to the fire services at around 6:30 am on Saturday. Firefighters from Bradford, Leeds, Shipley and Fairweather Green attended the scene with the addition of two aerial appliances in order to extinguish the fire.

Despite the multiple fire crews and their best efforts to extinguish the fire as quickly as possible, the roof of the office block building has been heavily damaged as a result.

A spokesperson from the Shipley fire services commented saying:

“The roof on the main part of the building has been destroyed”.

Contractors had been working to renovate the building, up until the blaze. They were due to continue completion of the renovation works that day, however, this has now been pushed back due to the major damage that has been done. The site has since been fenced off for public safety.

Fortunately, due to the office block being empty, no casualties have been reported as a result of the fire.

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Original Source: The Telegraph and Argus

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