Thick plumes of black smoke ‘everywhere’ as crews rush to fire in city centre

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A huge fire is currently raging in Bradford city centre as fire crews swarm the scene.

Large, thick plumes of black smoke fill the sky as witnesses say they can see it 'everywhere'.

Those living nearby believe a building is alight in Legrams Lane, near Summerville Road in Bradford.

At least four fire engines have raced down to the scene as well as police vehicles, as the street fills with flashing blue lights.

Photographs of the incident show the bright orange and yellow fire raging along the horizon.

Black plumes of smoke are billowing in the area in thick clouds above homes and shops.

It's unclear what is alight, although witnesses claim the fire may have spread to neighbouring buildings.

This is yet to be confirmed by fire crews.

People living nearby have been urged to keep their doors and windows closed due to the smoke.

A large building is on fire with 18 pumps and three aerial ladders being used in the battle against the blaze.

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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service remain at the scene after being called at around 2.45am on Wednesday.

They tweeted an update shortly after 4.30am, saying: "Residents living in the Shearbridge area of Bradford are advised to keep doors and windows closed due to smoke, as firefighters deal with large building fire in Legrams Lane this morning. 18 pumps and 3 aerials in attendance.

"Time of call 0244 hrs. Further updates to follow."

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