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Bradford Tyre Blaze Halts Trains and Closes Roads and Schools

A large fire near railway lines and schools involving thousands of tyres triggered class and road closures and halted train journeys in Bradford, northern England, on Monday. The blaze reportedly started in the early hours of Monday morning at a former go-karting track about 50 metres from the railway at Bradford Interchange, putting around 8,000 tyres and railway equipment at risk, according to Northern Rail. Local news footage on social media showed a large blaze sending thick black smoke billowing across the area in and around East Bowling in Bradford. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), who attended the fire, wrote on Twitter that, due to the smoke, residents east of the fire in the East Bowling area should keep windows and doors closed. The fire service also advised the public against travel in the area. Bradford Council, also on Twitter, notified the public of road closures and several …

Bradford Tyre Blaze Halts Trains and Closes Roads and Schools

A large fire near railway lines and schools involving thousands of tyres triggered class and road closures and halted train journeys in Bradford, northern England, on Monday. The blaze reportedly started in the early hours of Monday morning at a former go-karting track about 50 metres from the railway at Bradford Interchange, putting around 8,000 tyres and railway equipment at risk, according to Northern Rail. Local news footage on social media showed a large blaze sending thick black smoke billowing across the area in and around East Bowling in Bradford. West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS), who attended the fire, wrote on Twitter that, due to the smoke, residents east of the fire in the East Bowling area should keep windows and doors closed. The fire service also advised the public against travel in the area. Bradford Council, also on Twitter, notified the public of road closures and several …