VIDEO: Explosions heard at huge fire at industrial building

A major fire has broken out at a former printing factory in the middle of Leeds.

Friday, 7th October 2016, 1:33 pm
Updated Tuesday, 25th October 2016, 2:33 pm
The fire started at around 12.45pm. pic Anthony Longstaff

The fire took hold at the old Polestar Petty premises on Whitehall Road at around 12.45pm today.

Thick clouds of smoke can currently be seen billowing from the roof of the site.

Explosions have been heard and flames are shooting up from the structure.

The fire started at around 12.45pm. pic Anthony Longstaff

A section of the building’s roof is also ablaze. The factory closed at the end of 2014, nearly 150 years after Petty & Sons first began operating on Whitehall Road.

The fire started at around 12.45pm. pic Anthony Longstaff