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Major blaze at historic Keighley mill

Dalton Mill Fire - credit: @Optimumfirework

Firefighters are currently tackling a large blaze at Dalton Mills in Keighley.

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service say they fire crews in attendance from 16 local fire stations, with more than 20 appliances and specialist aerial units. Fire officers say 100 percent of the building is involved in the fire.

As there is a lot of smoke in the area, residents are advised to keep doors/windows closed.  People are also asked to avoid travelling through the area.

The Victorian building has been used as a location for Peaky Blinders and Downton Abbey.

There is currently no information about how the blaze started.

Bradford Council has opened Keighley Leisure Centre as a rest centre to provide shelter for residents affected by the fire.

Keighley MP Robbie Moore posted on social media: "Extremely concerning scenes at Dalton Mills in Keighley. Hoping & praying everyone is safe during this horrific incident.

"Huge thanks to emergency services for getting to scene so quickly."

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