THESE evocative images of firefighting are the work of West Yorkshire Fire Service photographers.
And they are among a series of pictures that feature in a new exhibition.
One captures the exhaustion of a crew battling a blaze at a house in Brighouse.
A six-year-old boy died in the fire on Ivy Terrace, off St Giles Road, on March 11, 1986.
Another shows firemen at the scene of a blaze in the Pennine summit tunnel, on the border between West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester, in December 1984.
A freight train carrying more than one million litres of petrol was derailed, sparking one of the UK’s biggest ever underground fires. It took firefighters four days to put out the blaze.
A third is of a huge mill blaze at James Shires, Milnsbridge, in 1997.
The photographs are part of the Through the Lens – Through The Years exhibition at the West Yorkshire Playhouse in Leeds.
It chronicles the work of photographers for the past three decades.
Simon Pilling, West Yorkshire’s chief fire officer, said: “Over the past 30 years, our team of award-winning photographers has captured a comprehensive range of iconic images which is perhaps unique in the fire and rescue service.
“These pictures highlight not only the traditional operational work of frontline personnel, but also reflect the changing nature of a firefighter’s role, with its equal emphasis on fire prevention and promoting wider community safety.”
The three-week exhibition starts next Monday.