Firefighters called to Dewsbury Minster

FALSE ALARM Firefighters at the minster.
FALSE ALARM Firefighters at the minster.

Firefighters were called to the Dewsbury town centre yesterday (Sunday) after someone mistook steam coming from Dewsbury Minster for signs of a fire.

Two engines went to the Minster just before 5pm after an eagle-eyed member of staff from Dewsbury Sports Centre spotted what they thought was smoke rising from the building.

Church warden Richard Middleton said steam from the boiler often rose upwards when there was little wind.

Firefighters from Dewsbury and Ossett attended when the alarm was raised. No one was in the building at the time.