One of the Yorkshire locations where famous series such as Peaky Blinders and Downton Abbey were filmed , Dalton Mills , was completely destroyed in a fire:
The causes of the disaster are not yet clear.
More than 100 firefighters are tackling a blaze in a mill in Keighley.
— BBC Yorkshire (@BBCLookNorth) March 3, 2022
Make pumps 20 building fire, currently ongoing at Dalton Mills in Keighley. @WYFRSControl have @WYFRS crews from across the county there along with crews from @NorthYorksFire Skipton. @YorkshireHart also assisting. pic.twitter.com/oVkkz5Eua2
— Malik Walton 🇺🇦 (@Cameramal) March 3, 2022
Breaking: Firefighters are battling a massive blaze at Dalton Mills, a mill complex used as a filming location for shows ‘Peaky Blinders’ and ‘Downton Abbey’, in Keighley, West Yorkshire. pic.twitter.com/gfJglryf8D
— PM Breaking News (@PMBreakingNews) March 3, 2022
The fire took place yesterday, devastating the entire complex, originally used as a factory and then abandoned decades ago, to become a location for events and film sets , given its large, equipped and characteristic spaces.
More than one hundred firefighters did their utmost to put out the flames, using all the special means available. The area was manned, asking citizens to stay at home and not come near, but luckily there was no need for a real evacuation and no deaths or injuries were reported. The damage suffered by the property, however, is practically irreparable, even if it will be assessed calmly once everything has been secured and the causes of the disastrous event have been verified, which is not yet known whether it is intentional, negligent or accidental.