A huge fire broke out yesterday afternoon at Dalton Mills in the UK. The disused West Yorkshire factory serves as the set where such shows as 'Downton Abbey' and 'Peaky Blinders' were shot.

The location was also transformed into London’s Victorian-era East End for the 2016 film 'The Limehouse Golem', starring Bill Nighy.

Other productions to have shot there in recent years include BBC dramas 'The Great Train Robbery,' 'Gunpowder' and 'To Walk Invisible.'

More than 100 firefighters arrived to tackle the blaze.

The West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service posted a warning on their website.

It reads: "We currently have fire engines & specialist units in attendance at a fire at Dalton Mills, Keighley. There is a lot of smoke in the area & residents are advised to keep doors/windows closed. Please avoid travelling through the area."

An update to the note added: "We have 20+ appliances in attendance at a fire in Dalton Mill in Keighley.

"100% of building involved in fire. Hose reel jets & aerial ladder platform in use. Appliances from neighbouring brigades are also in attendance."

They asked locals to "not visit or travel into the area" and to "please give crews space to do their job safely" due to the "large fire service presence."

The police, ambulances, and the Yorkshire Water and Environment Agency were also on the scene.

Nick Smith from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said nobody was hurt in the fire.

He described dealing with the blaze as "challenging", adding that "internally the building has collapsed, the floor and the roof."

Screen Yorkshire executive Richard Knight said the fire has caused "a sad loss to the Yorkshire film-making landscape."

Speaking to the BBC, Knight said: "It’s one of those amazing locations that is like a destination in its own right.

"It’s got the kind of provenance and scale that could attract film-makers from far and wide."

Tweets including images and videos reveal just how enormous the blaze was.

The Victorian building was constructed in 1869 by Joseph Craven.

It was once said to be the largest textile mill in Yorkshire, employing over 2,000 workers.