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Huge fire breaks out at Smoby Toys factory in Bradford

Fireman putting out a fire Image copyright West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service
Image caption Up to 15 fire engines were sent to the factory at the height of the blaze

About 60 firefighters have been tackling a huge blaze at a toy factory.

Crews were called to the fire at Simba Smoby Toys on Hall Lane in Bradford shortly after 05:00 BST on Saturday.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the flames had ripped through the entire 100m-long building and there were no details of any casualties yet.

The blaze has been brought under control but crews remain at the scene dampening down, the service added.

Image copyright West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption Flames ripped through the entire 100m-long factory

A spokesperson said they had "no reason to believe anyone was inside" the factory, which previously was hit by a fire on 3 July.

Fire investigation officers are due start an inquiry at lunchtime.

Image copyright West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said there were no details of any casualties
Image copyright West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Image caption An investigation into the fire is due to start at lunchtime

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