Major fire breaks out in Bradford city centre

The blaze tonight in a mill off Thornton Road

Smoke from the fire billows across the Provident Financial offices

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by

Scores of firefighters are tackling a huge blaze in Bradford city centre tonight.

The fire has broken out in a large mill building just off Thornton Road, not far from its junction with Tetley Street.

Dozens of fire engines have been sent to the scene and police have closed off surrounding streets.

The blaze sent flames shooting out of the top of the building and a huge plume of thick black smoke into the air above the city.

Police have also been dealing with large crowds of on-lookers many of whom have been taking photographs of the blaze.

The roof on the building has collapsed and burning embers have been falling into the road.

The Jury's Inn Hotel in Thornton Road has been evacuated as a precaution.

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