Ravensthorpe fire: Huge blaze in a row of houses as crews battle growing flames

Fire crews from more than a dozen different fire stations were on the scene in Ravensthorpe along with West Yorkshire police after the huge blaze

Fire crews on site

Several terraced houses caught fire and crews worked through the night to try to control the flames.

Fire crews from more than a dozen different fire stations in West Yorkshire were battling a huge blaze in a row of houses.

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) was alerted to the blaze in Ravensthorpe shortly after midnight, Yorkshire Live reports.

Video footage shows a house on fire and emergency services closing the road.

Unconfirmed reports on social media indicate that eyewitnesses described seeing up to four terraced houses on fire.

On its website, WYFRS says it has crews from Dewsbury, Cleckheaton, Rastrick, Ossett, Mirfield, Huddersfield, Featherstone, Otley, lkley, Hunslet, Bradford, Morley, Killingbeck and a Combined Air Rescue Pump (CARP) from Wakefield on the scene.







Firefighters battle the huge blaze in a row of terraced houses
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Yorkshire Live said a major response was underway at the time of the fire.

Operations have now been scaled back, but fire engines remain on scene after crews fought all hell through the night.

Fire crews from more than a dozen different fire stations in West Yorkshire remain at the scene of a huge blaze in a row of terraced houses this morning.

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) was alerted to the fire in Queen Street, Ravensthorpe shortly after midnight.

Video footage shows a house is well lit and emergency services have closed the road.

Unconfirmed reports on social media indicate that eyewitnesses described seeing up to four terraced houses on fire.

At least 16 police cars were on the scene at the height of the fire according to eyewitnesses.

Firefighters battled to contain the flames after the blaze broke out just after midnight.

Crews are still at the scene to douse the flames nearly nine hours later.

No casualties have been reported at this time.

The fire affected a row of terraced houses with several properties affected.

Firefighters updated the latest information indicating the operation had been scaled down with two crews still at the scene.

In an update provided shortly before 8am, a spokesperson for the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: “Two crews (Odsal and Illingworth) remain at the scene this morning alongside the ALP from Bradford. “

The fire follows another in Bristol a day earlier.

A massive fire then broke out at a science and art museum, sending plumes of smoke across the city.

We The Curious staff and members of the public were evacuated as police closed several downtown roads and dozens of firefighters rushed to the scene.

Video footage and images shared on social media show thick gray smoke filling the air of the museum with reports of firefighters and police at the scene.

Onlookers gathered to watch the sirens sound and emergency services entered from the rear of the building, Bristol Live reports.

About 40 firefighters were on the scene, with Avon Fire and Rescue initially receiving an emergency call at 2:05 p.m.

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