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Huge fire in Bradford breaks out as firefighters scramble to the scene

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A fire has broken out in Bradford with flames seen erupting in worrying footage.

Fire crews have scrambled to the scene, with 15 fire engines and two aerial appliances being used.

Residents in the East Bowling area have been urged to keep windows and doors shut.

People have also been told to avoid travelling through the area. The cause of the fire is not yet clear.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: "We've now got 15 Fire Engines & 2 aerial appliances tackling the large fire in the Bradford area.

"Due to the large amount of smoke, we're advising all residents to the East of the incident – East Bowling – to keep windows & doors shut. Please avoid travelling through this area."

Bradford Council tweeted: "Large fire, please see advice for anyone living in the East Bowling area to keep windows and doors shut. Please also avoid travelling through East Bowling."

Dramatic footage being shared on Twitter shows flames erupting and smoke billowing into the sky.

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