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Halifax neighbours watch huge fire in shock as crews and police continue to battle blaze

Halifax neighbours watch huge fire in shock as crews and police continue to battle blaze

Shocked residents gathered outside after a multi-vehicle fire in Halifax town centre this afternoon.

Emergency services attended to Boyne Street and Lord Street after a vehicle fire in Lord Street spread to a building in Boyne Street.

The residents were stunned after seeing thick black smoke billowing from the vehicles as West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue and Service battled the fire.

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The smoke could be seen from miles away and Lord Street was closed off during the incident but no one was evacuated said West Yorkshire Police.

A spokesperson from the fire service said: “Fire crews from Halifax, Illingworth, Odsal, Cleckheaton and Huddersfield plus an aerial platform, breathing apparatus, jets and a ground monitor attended to reports of a vehicle fire that had spread to a building on Boyne Street, Halifax this afternoon.

“Crews are still in attendance however the incident is now being scaled down.”

In a statement published earlier, a spokesperson from the force said: “Fire in Halifax town centre at 253pm. Officers attended and roads were closed as the emergency services went about their work

No reports of anyone having been injured. Lord Street remains closed.”

They added: “Currently no evacuations.”

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