Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Garth Christies business premises burn like Armageddon, maybe now he will think about addressing the detriment & Harm caused by the PBCC

Come on Garth-it's a 'sign', had you addressed matters as you ought to have done and communicated the full Charity Commission decision document http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/media/591398/preston_down_trust_full_decision.pdf as you ought to have done this catastrophe might never have happened.

You've now burnt your fingers and next time you could burn your toes!

It's high time you dealt with outstanding matters in a right and proper fashion, this involves a full independant audit of every reported item of detriment and harm caused by the Church that you lead the UK division of; The Plymouth Brethren Christian Church (PBCC) who were known until very recently as The Hales Exclusive Brethren.

Huge fire on Leeds industrial estate

Ian Dunkley, from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue, said they were trying to get to the seat of the fire

A huge fire on an industrial estate in Leeds has sent flames and a large plume of smoke up over the city.

Up to 80 firefighters tackled the blaze at Tradpak, a chemical packaging and recycling firm in Armley, which started at about 01:50 BST.

People in the city centre area have been warned to keep windows and doors closed due to potentially hazardous chemicals on the site.

By 10:00 BST crews had been scaled back as they bought the fire under control.

Eyewitness Gemma Rathbone: "We could see massive clouds of thick black smoke"

Nearby roads were closed and buildings including a nightclub were evacuated.

The fire service said the building, which is close to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the River Aire, was used for chemical storage and there was a large amount of chemicals and cylinders at the site.

They said fire crews from across Leeds were tackling the fire.

'Like Armageddon'

Anja Swan, a student at Leeds Metropolitan University, said she heard explosions that sounded like thunder.

"I called my friend and they said they could see a fire so we had a walk down", she said.

"We could see massive, massive clouds of thick black smoke, just billowing out into the air. We could see this even from our house about half a mile or so away.

Fire in LeedsGemma Rathbone took this picture after being woken by the noise of explosions from the fire

"There were fireballs shooting. It was really ferocious. Like Armageddon.

"There were quite a lot of people on the streets who had been evacuated from buildings.

"It's a really huge fire. It was really quite scary. It was absolutely massive."

Area fire manager Ian Dunkley, urged people not come to watch crews dealing with the fire, which has been "surrounded".

"The initial crews were trying to protect surrounding properties and, in fact, we've saved three surrounding businesses which will be available to open tomorrow," he said.

Crews are expected to remain at the scene throughout the day.

Fire in LeedsAnja Swan said she could see massive clouds of thick black smoke

Some Twitter users said they had been in the nearby Canal Mills nightclub when it was evacuated because of the fire.

Pat Hickey wrote: "Got evacuated from Canal Mills. Leeds is on fire."

Gemma Rathbone, who lives about half a mile from the site of the fire, said she was woken up by loud bangs at about 02:30 BST.

"They kept going so I thought I'd look on Twitter and sure enough it said there was a fire," she said.

"I got up and looked out of the window and I could see all the smoke billowing out into the air. It was really thick black smoke."

Ms Rathbone said she and her housemate drove down to the estate and the roads were already blocked off by the police but there were large numbers of people about.

"There were lots of people who had just come out of the club. It's on an industrial estate but there seemed to be a lot of people about, I don't know if it was people who were walking home from town. We were there for about an hour and taxis were pulling up and a bus stopped.

"It was just huge, absolutely massive, there was lots and lots of black smoke and there were still explosions. You could see when the fire got to a new bit of the building because there would be more explosions, it would go bang."

Fire in LeedsThe fire has continued to burn throughout the night and the fire service expects to stay at the scene all day


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  2. My goodness. Let's hope the good sisters of Leeds had plenty of bread and cheese ready to feed the firefighters. And if they did, does it suggest the fire was deliberately lit?

  3. This is going it bit too far to get an RRT photo opportunity, don't you think?? Still, they say charity begins at home.

  4. Not so much 'spoiling the Egyptians' as 'choking the Loiners (or Tykes!)'