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A large fire broke out on the morning of Sunday 3rd January 2021 at Annison Street, off Leeds Road in Bradford: At the height of the fire there were 14 crews battling to bring the fire under control and took drastic measures to order all residents to stay in doors.

04/01/21 Breaking update… 2 arrested after suspected cannibis factory potentially the route cause of the fire.


West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has issued the following update on the fire: Firefighters have been working hard in bitterly cold conditions this morning to tackle a large building fire in Annison Street, Bradford. Due to the large plumes of smoke, local residents are being asked to keep doors and windows closed this morning. The Fire Service is assisting local authority partners from Bradford Council’s Emergency Planning Team to evacuate residents where required. Firefighting operations continue and this remains a 14 pump incident with fire engines from across West Yorkshire in attendance. Emergency service partners are also onsite. Please avoid this area if you can to assist the emergency services in their work.

Video taken by Rotorgraph Ltd and permission granted by Chief Fire Officer in Charge – Chris Hannah from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue. 

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The property in Illingworth, near Halifax, is “completely destroyed” in a blast on … explosion happened at a house in Green Lane, Illingworth. The blast left three people injured and sparked a massive blaze that forced the evacuation of six surrounding houses in Illingworth date of explosion Saturday 05/12/2020



Bradford Tyre Site - Inferno - Manchester Road 16/11/2020 - Rotorgraph

Bradford Tyre Site – Inferno – Manchester Road 16/11/2020

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A MAJOR inferno broke out at a Tyre Site off Manchester Road on Upper Castle Street, East Bowling, Bradford today at around 3am Monday 16/11/2020.

At the height of the inferno there was around 100+ firemen on scene all working hard to bring the fire to an end. The below photos and video were taken at 10:05am and the fire was still hours away from being put out. It is believed the fire teams from all around West Yorkshire were called upon to tackle the inferno.

This has had a major impact on travel with the adjoining railway being temporarily closed for safety, and local schools Rainbow Primary, Bronte Girls Academy, Dixons City Academy and Dixons Free Sixth Form were all closed for the day and access in and around the area was down to a bare minimum.

All local residents were instructed to keep their windows closed – the smoke could be seen from far and wide and could be easily seen from upto 10 miles away.

Rotorgraph are fully insured and have full CAA permission and police onsite were informed and full permission received for drone take off from business owner Edward Sissling of A.C Sissling Ironmongers  BD4 7BL.

Suez Lorry Crash – Stump Cross Halifax 28/03/19

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On Thursday 28th March 2019 approx 5:45am a Suez Lorry crashed in to a row of houses in Stump Cross – early indications suggest that there may have been a problem with the brakes. Luckily nobody was hurt and they’re hoping to have the Lorry lifted back to safety by lunchtime so they can re-open the road which is causing major traffic jams all around the surrounding areas.

Thank you to John Whitham – Landlord at Stump Cross Inn – Halifax for giving permission to take off from his car park. Also special thanks to PC Brimelow – Badge 4541 & Shane – Incident Manager at Stoneywood Motors for allowing me access. #suez #stumpcrossinn

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Bradford Mill Fire – Aftermath

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Today I sent up my drone to view the damage done in fire to the Harris Court Mill on Great Horton Road – Please feel free to share. 

Thanks to Martin Baker at Whaleys (Bradford) Ltd for permission to take off from his land and also Steve Holdsworth – Watch Commander – West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) for also providing permission.

Supporting Queensbury Tunnel – Cycle Route

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Supporting Queensbury Tunnel

If you weren’t already aware Queensbury is hoping to create one of the longest cycle routes in the whole of the UK. This is being currently supported by local Councillor Andrew Senior, Graeme Bickerdike – Senior Partner, Four by Three, and Norah McWilliam.

Gary Brown – Rotorgraph, Andrew Senior – Councillor & Carlos Conwaz – Local Drone Enthusiast


At a cost of £3m to fill in the tunnel, Graeme Bickerdike, said: “Is it sensible to take £3m of taxpayers money, convert it into concrete, and pour it into a black hole? Or do you use that money and invest it into transforming this structure into an asset that can be used to generate money?”

Sustrans has calculated that using the tunnel for recreation would boost the local economy by almost £40m over the next 30 years.

You can help by simply signing this petition and getting the much needed votes to keep it open as a cycle route. Not only will this help improve the health of our local community, but it will also bring much needed tourism to our area which in turn will help boost the local economy.

Rotorgraph used DJI Mavic Pro to capture aerial footage

Finally to find out more about the costs and logistics behind bringing this to life, here is a short clip of Graeme Bickerdike reflecting on the struggles faced in getting to where we are currently.


Credit to Andrew Senior for all his ongoing efforts, Ian “P13” Hudson for editing the video and also Carlos Conwaz for local support from Queensbury Drone Flying Group 


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