It happened on the Newhold Industrial Estate in Garforth at about 12.15pm.
A shipping container caught fire.
The blaze spread slightly outside the container.
In total, about half of a 20 x 20 metre area was on fire.
Yorkshire Evening Post photographer James Hardisty captured the aftermath of the fire.
His photographs show the blackened shipping container and the burned debris outside it.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service sent four pumps to the scene.
Two breathing apparatus, two horse reels and two large jets were used to put out the blaze.
A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service log said: "Industrial unit and shipping container on fire.
"20m x 20m, 50 per cent involved.
"Large volume of paint and cylinders involved. 2 breathing apparatus, 2 hose reel’s and 2 large jets were used.