Video: Firefighters tackling beauty salon blaze as shops evacuated

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at an underground beauty parlour in Halifax resulting in shops being evacuated.

Crews from Halifax were called to the incident at around 3.30pm today (Monday) at the Banana Beach in Southgate.

Fire at Banana Beach, Southgate, Halifax. Picture submitted by Nic Scott

Fire at Banana Beach, Southgate, Halifax. Picture submitted by Nic Scott

A technical fault with a tanning bed is believed to have started the fire.

The salon has been cordoned off and the neighbouring shops have been evacuated due to the smoke.

Banana Beach Halifax is located in the heart of Halifax town centre. The underground salon hosts a wide range of activities within the leisure and beauty industries.

These pictures have been submitted by Nic Scott and Andy Steer.

Fire at Banana Beach, Southgate, Halifax. Picture submitted by Nic Scott

Fire at Banana Beach, Southgate, Halifax. Picture submitted by Nic Scott

Fire at Banana Beach, Southgate, Halifax. Picture submitted by Andy Steer

Fire at Banana Beach, Southgate, Halifax. Picture submitted by Andy Steer

Fire at Banana Beach, Southgate, Halifax. Picture submitted by Andy Steer

Fire at Banana Beach, Southgate, Halifax. Picture submitted by Andy Steer