Armley factory fire suspicious say police

Armley fire aftermath Police evacuated a nightclub near the scene on Armley Road as a precaution

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A huge fire that swept through an industrial estate in Leeds on Easter Monday is being treated as suspicious.

At its height more than 100 firefighters attended the blaze at Hazel Products and Tradpak Recycling.

Crews were called to to Armley Road, as the fire sent thick smoke over parts of the city.

Det Insp Mark Swift, of West Yorkshire Police, said: "The cause of the fire has not yet been established but is being treated as suspicious."

In the early hours of the bank holiday police sealed off nearby roads and evacuated a nightclub over concerns for the safety of revellers.

Hundreds of fish were also killed when water in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal was polluted because of the fire.

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