A severe fire broke out Wednesday 1/10/14 at 7:19pm in the buildings previously occupied by former nightclub ‘The Majestyk’ in Leeds City Square. 

Firefighters from all over West Yorkshire we called in to fight the blaze that was raging on both floors of the 2 storey Grade II listed building.  Traffic on nearby roads ground to a virtual standstill as police put diversions and restrictions in place.  As the evening progressed, the roof of the building caught fire and neighbouring streets and buildings were evacuated.

Additional fire tenders were called in to increase the efforts at containing the flames and at 23:00 the fire service control room requested the assistance of the Leeds Rapid Relief Team to provide welfare support.  The local team were quick to respond and within 40 minutes were on the scene with extra resources.  Working with the fire service’s own welfare unit the RRT supplied hundreds of bottles of water, energy drinks, chocolate bars and crisps.

Thankful fire fighters and police officers continued to fight the fire throughout the night and by 06:00 the majority of crews had been withdrawn leaving a smaller team to keep an eye on the still smouldering, charred remains of what was once one of Leeds’s grandest buildings.

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