Devastating Fire Hits Wakefield Business

04 July 2016

Wakefield was hit by one of the biggest fires it has seen in a decade on Sunday the 3rd of July in Outwood.  All the way from Doncaster, a pillar of black smoke could be seen emerging on the horizon.

Just off junction 41 of the M1, the Morrison’s Bakery went up in flames, with 80% of the bakery seriously affected, causing devastation to the site and its neighbouring businesses and citizens.

It can thankfully be said that there were no serious injuries to any of the workers from the bakery or to any citizens nearby, however a number of staff was treated for smoke inhalation as a minor injury.

Nevertheless, news of the fire struck the community as a shock. There is a large amount of congestion around the surrounding area, as well as the M62 being closed off. The M62 will be closed until further notice. All efforts have been put into extinguishing the blaze at the bakery including those of the 50 firefighters who rushed to the scene to provide immediate help and 10 fire engines.

For businesses in the area who are affected by this incident, please contact the business support team on 01924 306008 or email for advice, support and information.