These are the dramatic pictures of the Bradford Islamic girls school completely gutted by fire.

Emergency services have been tackling the flames at Jaamiatul Imaam Muhammad Zakaria school in Thornton View Road since 8.16am today.

Smoke could be seen for miles away and six crews from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service have been dealing with it since.

Pictures show that the roof of the building has been completely destroyed by the fire. It is believed no staff or students were in the school when the fire broke out but security were on site at the time.

The fire service said: “Crews from Fairweather Green, Odsal, Bradford, Leeds, Stanningley, Illingworth, Shipley & Halifax currently dealing with a building fire at a school on Thornton view road, Bradford.”

Yorkshire Ambulance Service and West Yorkshire Police attended the scene.

Enquiries are now ongoing into the cause of the blaze.

They said: “Police were called at 8.43am today (Saturday) to a report of a fire at a school building in Thornton View Road, Clayton.

“Enquiries are ongoing with the fire service into the cause of the blaze.”





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