More than 30 firefighters are currently dealing with a barn fire on Home Farm at Temple Newsam, Leeds.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has said that the roof void of a farm building is “well alight”.
Incident commander group manager, Matt Goodall, said fire crews from across the area are currently dealing with the barn fire.
The rescue service received a call just before 9:00a.m this morning (Thursday, May 11) and deployed a total of eight fire appliances and one aerial ladder platform.
Goodall said the crews are working to bring the fire under control and ensure it is contained and does not spread.
The rescue team shared images of its crew fighting the blaze on Twitter this morning:
I N C I D E N T | Temple Newsam Park, Leeds
Fire crews from across the region are currently dealing with a barn fire at Temple Newsam Park in Leeds.
— West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (@WYFRS) May 11, 2023
Goodall said the barn was being renovated and, as a result, can confirm that there are no animals on that part of site.
He added that there have been “no livestock harmed in any way”.
“We are working with our emergency services partners and the local authority. It is too early to speculate on the cause of the fire, but this will be investigated in due course.”
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has asked the public to avoid the area where possible to allow emergency services to deal with the incident.
Six fire crews are attending the site of the incident, including Killingbeck Fire Station; Garforth Fire Station; Leeds Fire Station; Moortown Fire Station; Hunslet Fire Station; and Castleford Fire Station.