Investigation begins into fire at Bella Roma restaurant in Northgate, Wakefield

Firefighters at Bella Roma in Northgate, Wakefield, in the early hours of this morning. Picture: @WYP_PatrolTm5
Firefighters at Bella Roma in Northgate, Wakefield, in the early hours of this morning. Picture: @WYP_PatrolTm5

An investigation has begun after a fire broke out in a restaurant in Wakefield city centre during the early hours of this morning.

West Yorkshire Fire Service said it was called to Bella Roma restaurant in Northgate shortly after 2.25am.

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It was reported that the two-storey building was on fire and there might be people trapped inside.

Crews arriving at the scene found a fire on the first floor which had spread to the roof, but searches confirmed nobody was in the building.

Firefighters from Wakefield, Ossett, Normanton and Dewsbury were all involved in the response and an aerial appliance was dispatched from Leeds.

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A fire service spokesman said they brought the fire under control using three hose reels and breathing apparatus.

He added that a fire investigation officer had been due to attend the scene to establish the cause of the fire.