In pictures: Speedibake fire plunges Wakefield into darkness

In pictures: Speedibake fire plunges Wakefield into darkness

Thick clouds of smoke descended over Wakefield this weekend after a devastating fire at a city centre factory.

At peak, more than 140 firefighters were tackling the blaze at Speedibake, on Westgate Retail Park. We've gathered together some of the most powerful photos from the weekend.

These photos, captured on Sunday, show the extent of damage to the warehouse, which has stood for more than 40 years.

1. Under control

These photos, captured on Sunday, show the extent of damage to the warehouse, which has stood for more than 40 years.
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This photo, taken from Waldorf Way, shows smoke rising from the Speedibake factory.

2. Dark clouds

This photo, taken from Waldorf Way, shows smoke rising from the Speedibake factory.
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The Speedibake factory, pictured in 2012, has stood for more than 40 years.

3. Historic site

The Speedibake factory, pictured in 2012, has stood for more than 40 years.
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Dark smoke descended over Wakefield Retail Park on Saturday after the fire was first reported shortly after 1pm.

4. 'Like nighttime'

Dark smoke descended over Wakefield Retail Park on Saturday after the fire was first reported shortly after 1pm.
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