Investigators launch probe into Liversedge blaze

A PROBE is under way after fire ripped through a Liversedge carpet mill last Saturday morning.

Dozens of firefighters from across the region raced to Heckmondwike Fibre Bonding at Millbridge around 1.40am.

Roads adjacent to the industrial complex were closed while crews battled to stop the blaze spreading.

The fire began in a single storey warehouse. It was totally gutted, with the roof and walls collapsing. It is thought the building was used for storing waste carpet. Rolls stored in a goods yard behind also caught fire.

Crews from as far as Odsal and Morley were at the site off Huddersfield Road until around 8am damping down the wreckage.

At its height firefighters were using three large water jets, two ground platforms and an aerial platform.

Heckmondwike Fibre Bonding, founded in 1873, is a major manufacturer of bonded carpets and carpet tiles.

It is not known what caused the blaze and an investigation has been launched.

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