Blaze at former nightclub in Leeds tonight: Police road closure in place

FIREFIGHTERS are dealing with a large blaze at former nightclub Upstairs Downstairs in the Armley area of Leeds tonight.

The former Upstairs Downstairs nightclub building on Armley Ridge Road.

A West Yorkshire Fire Service spokeswoman said crews were called to the derelict building on Armley Ridge Road just before 9pm tonight (Tues Oct 9).

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Two crews from Leeds Fire Station and one from Stanningley are dealing with the fire at the two-storey 30mx40m building, which is 50 per cent involved in fire on both floors.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said the blaze was spotted by a Police Community Support Officer just before 9pm.

Police have closed Armley Ridge Road between Paisley Terrace and Town Street while firefighters deal with the blaze.