Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Man dies in house fire in Chapeltown Leeds

Sadly we have to report that an elderly man died in a house fire in Chapeltown  Leeds earlier today. We offer our sincere condolences to his family.

But it does serve to demonstrate that FIRE KILLS and that it was crews from both Gipton and Moortown that turned out. As the new proposals currently on the table  are to close Moortown and Giptons fate has already been decided  (by our local politicians) we can't help but wonder what will happen in the coming years. 

the full report fromthe evening news can be found here Fire Kills in Leeds

If you wish to help us oppose these cuts in provision please contact us at firecutscostlives@gmail.com.


Anonymous said...

what an amazing site - well done for bringing this debacle to our attention

Bosshooch said...

This tragedy is one that will become all there more frequent if the recent proposals go ahead. The Catastrophic decimation of OUR fire service, the service which we as council tax payers pay for,cannot be allowed to happen. The management put too much emphasis on smoke detectors, this one seem to have slipped the net.
The longer it takes a fire engine to reach a fire, the more severe it will get. My sympathies to the man's family. I hope the people who are to make the final decision take note of this!