FIREFIGHTERS are at the scene of a mill blaze in the district this evening. 

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said eight fire engines are currently in attendance at Dalton Mills in Keighley.

A number of support appliances, including two aerials, a Welfare Unit and a Command Unit are also at the scene. 

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: "Dalton Lane is currently CLOSED due to the ongoing incident.

"Please avoid the area where possible."

The Grade II-listed mill complex, which has been used for several television productions, including Peaky Blinders and Downton Abbey, was ravaged by fire in March 2022. 

In December last year, the Telegraph & Argus reported that the building’s roof, along with most of the interior was destroyed.

However, inspections carried out by Bradford Council and Historic England found that the building did not pose a danger of collapse.

Keighley News: Firefighters at the scene of the March 2022 blazeFirefighters at the scene of the March 2022 blaze

A West Yorkshire Fire Authority report confirmed the fire led to the biggest firefighting response of any blaze between April 2021 and April 2022.

In total, 114 firefighters and eight officers attended between the start of the fire at noon on March 3 and when the fire was deemed to be fully extinguished at 3.30pm on March 6.

A total of 21 fire engines were called to the scene, as were five specialist vehicles and five support vehicles in an attempt to stop the fire from spreading and to save as much of the building as possible.