UK: Modine Manufacturing, the American owner of Airedale International Air Conditioning which was today hit by a massive blaze at its Leeds factory, has paid tribute to the local fire service in dealing with the fire.

The Airedale International factory in Rawdon was hit by a massive fire today

The Airedale International factory in Rawdon was hit by a massive fire today

“Above all, we are relieved to report that all of the Airedale employees are safe and accounted for,” said Thomas F Marry, Modine’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, speaking from the company’s Wisconsin headquarters.

“We thank the Airedale management and local fire brigades for acting so quickly. We are unable at this time to determine the full extent of the damage to the Airedale facility or the effect on its business operations. We will take all necessary actions to address the needs of our employees and customers as quickly as possible.”