Halifax, Elland and Brighouse crews helping to tackle Bradford mill fire

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Firefighters from Halifax, Elland and Brighouse are helping to tackle a mill blaze in Bradford that has been burning since this morning (Saturday).

Two Halifax fire engines, one Brighouse engine and one Elland engine were sent to help battle the fire at Ivy Mill on Mill Lane, Bradford at 7.50am this morning (Saturday).

The Brighouse crew and one of the Halifax engines has since returned but the others remain at the scene.

More than 70 firefighters are still tackling the multi-story mill blaze and it is expected that it will continue into the night.

Mill Lane has been closed at the junctions of Hall Lane, Nelson Street, Manchester Road, Prospect Road and Caledonia Street.

The smoke and flames are not believed to be harmful.

Eleven large jets have been used and a National Police Air Service helicopter was used to assess the fire using thermal camera equipment.

Daniel Greenwood, Chief Inspector, said: “This is a big fire and people in the area will see smoke but there is no reason to be alarmed and there is no threat to residents. Emergency services are currently dealing with the situation and we are doing everything we can to minimise any disruption.

“Roads will be re-opened as soon as we can.”