Leeds & West Yorkshire

Large blaze at Wakefield Morrisons supermarket bakery

Fire at Junction 41 industrial estate Image copyright Graham Moore
Image caption Kenmore Road, Wakefield, is closed in both directions

About 50 firefighters have been dealing with a major blaze at a Morrisons supermarket bakery in Yorkshire.

The building is on the Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate, close to Junction 41 of the M1, West Yorkshire Police said.

Kenmore Road, Wakefield, is closed in both directions as fire crews tackle the flames.

A further 50 firefighters were also tackling a second West Yorkshire blaze at an industrial site near Halifax.

West Yorkshire Fire Service tweeted that it had been at the fire overnight.

West Yorkshire Police said the fire is not being treated as suspicious and there were no serious injuries but a small number of members of staff were treated for smoke inhalation.

Image copyright West Yorkshire Fire Service
Image caption Firefighters will be at the blaze overnight

Footage of the Wakefield fire has been captured by eyewitness Graham Moore.

Around 80% of the 86,000 sq ft (8,000 Sq m) building is on fire, the fire service said.

Debris is falling around half-a-mile from the site, according to some reports on Twitter.

Image copyright Chris Marsay
Image caption Thick smoke has risen over nearby houses
Image copyright West Yorkshire Police

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