UPDATE - Huge blaze breaks out at pallet yard

Firefighters have managed to extinguish a huge blaze which broke out at a pallet yard in Horbury on Friday afternoon.

By David Spereall
Sunday, 31st May 2015, 8:57 am
Picture courtesy Paul Spencer -  @PaulSpencer
Picture courtesy Paul Spencer - @PaulSpencer

It took crews from Ossett, Wakefield and Dewsbury more than seven hours to deal with the flames, having been called to the scene at the recycling depot on the Quarry Hill Industrial Estate at around 4.50pm.

Smoke was left billowing out across the area and could be seen from as far away as Crigglestone.

Four large pumps arrived at the scene to bring the fire under control but relief crews had to be mobilised later as the fire raged until after midnight. It is believed that staff at the plant were carrying out the routine burning of pallets and plastic objects when the fire quickly got out of control.

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Watch Commander Steven Mitchell, from Ossett Fire Station said the fire was “immense”.

“The plant was burning pallets but the fire quickly got out of control,” he said.

“Extra fire crews were mobilised as we were short of the water we needed to deal with the blaze. The fire was extinguished around midnight.”

Picture courtesy Paul Spencer - @PaulSpencer
Fire at a pallet yard in Horbury courtesy of Richard Hammond - @R1chHammond
Picture courtesy of Ash Milnes
Picture courtesy of Ash Milnes
Picture courtesy of Ash Milnes
The fire started at around 4.50pm on Friday. Picture courtesy of Phillip Wain
It took almost seven hours to extinguish the blaze. Picture courtesy of Phillip Wain
No-one was hurt during the incident. Picture courtesy of Phillip Wain.