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Fire at disused Yorkshire Martyrs college in Bradford

Scene of fire
Image caption More than 70 firefighters were involved in the operation to tackle the fire

Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a fire at a disused college building in Bradford.

The fire service was called shortly after 02:00 BST to reports of a blaze at the Yorkshire Martyrs site, a former Catholic college.

Fire service officials said that more than 70 firefighters and 15 fire engines along with specialist equipment were at the site to tackle the flames.

The disused college on Westgate Hill closed in July last year.

As a result of the fire, emergency services have advised nearby Tong High School to close for the day. The school expects to be open tomorrow.

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