Big fire in northern England: Firefighters fight the flames in a high-rise building in Leeds with ten fire engines.
A fire broke out in a dilapidated high-rise building in the center of the northern English city of Leeds. The neighboring buildings had been evacuated for safety reasons, the West Yorkshire Fire Brigade announced late Saturday evening. Firefighters were still battling the flames. Ten fire engines were deployed. The top three floors were initially not yet cleared.
According to the information, the fire broke out around 7:50 p.m. (local time, 8:50 p.m. CEST). According to the local newspaper “Yorkshire Evening Post”, the burning high-rise building may be a building that was to be converted into student accommodation. dpa