Fire breaks out at Leeds building development

Fire crews are currently battling with a blaze at a building development in Leeds.

Fire crews are currently battling with a blaze at a building development in Leeds. PIC and VID: Scott Turzanski

Crews were called at around 11.51 to a fire on Hammond Street in the Richmond Hill area of Leeds.

It is thought that some polystyrene on an unfinished house on a building site caught fire - sending large amounts of black smoke billowing into the air.

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There is still one fire pump at the scene, which is expected to remain there for some time, according to West Yorkshire Fire Service.

Fire crews are currently battling with a blaze at a building development in Leeds. PIC and VID: Scott Turzanski

There was also a fire reported at Cottingley Towers in Leeds. You can read about that incident here.