The Leading News & Information Service For The Facilities, Workplace & Built Environment Community

Monday, 9 December

Bakery Fire - No Brown Bread

A huge fire broke out at a Morrisons supermarket bakery at the weekend - fortunately nobody was injured and the operator was sure that no customers will be without their daily loaf for long.

A Morrisons spokesperson said: "There was a fire at our Rathbones bakery in Wakefield. All 'colleagues' were evacuated quickly and safely."

However, the statement belies the extent of the pressure placed on the West Yorkshire Fire Service which also had to deal with another blaze which broke out on Sunday morning. 50 firefighters and equipment were deployed at the Morrisons' site in Wakefield (from 4:15pm onwards) and another 50 were sent to premises in Halifax - a farm being used to house lorries and wagons along with various forms of fuel.

Fire investigators were working at both sites on early in the week - although both were still being damped down on Monday.

At its height, the bakery fire had 15 pumps and two aerial appliances in attendance along with support units.

At its height, 12 fire engines attended to tackle the blaze in Halifax which involved a workshop and a large number of wagons, both inside the building and outside in the yard. The fire also involved tyres, LPG cylinders, Acetylene and Diesel. A Fire Service spokesperson said: “One man was treated for smoke inhalation but fortunately there were no serious injuries as a result of the fire. "We estimate that around 40 wagons have been destroyed by fire.”

Picture: A Morrisons bakery has been gutted by fire

 

 

 

Article written by Brian Shillibeer

Share


Related Tags


Related Articles

University Challenge - Blaze Extinguished At One. Arsonist Sought At Another

Eight fire engines and 58 firefighters and officers tackled a fire on the ground floor of a London Metropolitan University complex on Holloway Road on Thursday 12...

 Read Full Article
Big Bang Theories on the Tube; Fires in the Hold; and Spurs Test Their Metal

Would you believe it - there's been another explosion on a London Underground train. This time on Tues 26 when the emergency services were called at around lunchtime...

 Read Full Article
International Rescue - Torch Fire Quenched As Aussie Plane Bombers Downed

The New South Wales Joint Counter Terrorism Team have charge a 49-year old and a 32-year old (on Thursday 3) with two counts of acts done in preparation for or planning,...

 Read Full Article
Blazes Test Fire Resources

Six fire engines and 35 firefighters and officers were called to a fire in a disused ventilation shaft at Oxford Circus underground station on Monday 8 night. Gaining...

 Read Full Article
Gherkin Suffers Another Fire - Mass Evacuation from 8&9th Floors

Monday 3 saw firefighters again called to the St Mary Axe building - only weeks ago they attended another incident at what is known as The Gherkin. Last time, they...

 Read Full Article
Sprinklers Give Recycling Centre A Second Chance

A sprinkler system helped prevent further widespread damage at an industrial recycling warehouse fire on Scrubs Lane in Kensal Green on Friday March 17. An industrial...

 Read Full Article
Valentines Day's Burning Embers

Firefighters took some time to control a fire that brought Albert Square in Manchester to a standstill on Valentine's Day afternoon. Crews were called to the city...

 Read Full Article
Leicester - Derelict Building Fire Spreads to Dealership

A massive fire in Leicester has shown yet again how vulnerable vacant and derelict buildings can be and the damage and disruption that can be inflicted on nearby...

 Read Full Article
Royal Clarence UPDATE and Picture Gallery

Structural engineers are continuing to work at the scene of the Exeter fire and particularly the Royal Clarence Hotel that was effectively destroyed by a fire that raged...

 Read Full Article
History in Flames - Cathedral Blaze Spreads to Oldest UK Hotel

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue have been battling a blaze this morning (Friday 28) since just after 5 o'clock at a block of buildings containing The Gallery...

 Read Full Article