Firefighters still at scene of Castleford fire

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Firefighters are still at the scene of a huge blaze in Castleford town centre.

Crews were called to a three-storey building on Bradley Street at around 2.30pm yesterday (Sunday).

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the fire affected around 80 per cent of the ground floor.

The building was used for furniture sales and by a taxi firm.

Firefighters from Castleford, Pontefract, Garforth and Rothwell attended the scene and specialist equipment was also used to tackle the blaze.

Crews are still damping down at the scene.

See Thursday’s Pontefract and Castleford Express for the full story.