Updated: Fire crews tackle blaze - at their own headquarters

Halifax Fire Station, King Cross, Halifax
Halifax Fire Station, King Cross, Halifax

Firefighters were called to the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s headquarters last night.

Crews from Odsal, Cleckheaton, Bradford, Morley and Batley attended the blaze at 6.45pm on Tuesday.

It is understood to have been a small fire which caused some damage to fire kit and uniform.

A spokeswoman for the fire service said: “Firefighters dealt with a small fire at West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service’s stores department last night.

“Crews from the surrounding area were called to the stores department at 6.38pm.

“They worked well to contain the fire to a small area of the building, which resulted in damage to some fire kit and smoke logging of some offices.

“The stores service is unaffected, and the adjoining technical services and workshops are also unaffected.

“The cause of the fire is currently under investigation, although it is not believed to be suspicious.”