UK: Over 100 firefighters are battling a major blaze at the Airedale Air Conditioning factory in Rawdon, Leeds.

The Airedale factory in Leeds

The Airedale factory in Leeds

The fire broke out at around 2.30pm this afternoon and all employees were evacuated safely.

Roads have been closed in the area and there are around 20 fire engines at the scene.

The fire is now said to be under control but parts of the factory have already been lost according to the fire service. There are hopes, however, that some of the property already in the building can be saved.

Full report, photographs and video here: http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/story/2013-09-06/fire-at-rawdon-factory/