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Huge fire breaks out at recycling plant as firefighters race to save nearby buildings

Residents in the Ravensthorpe area of ​​Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, have been told to stay indoors due to a massive fire at an industrial site where “about 80 firefighters are engaged”.

Fire at Ravensthorpe Industrial Park
Fire at Ravensthorpe Industrial Park

Dozens of firefighters were battling a massive blaze at the industrial park this morning with massive flames and smoke billowing into the sky.

The fire, at Ravensthorpe Industrial Estate on Low Mill Road, in Dewsbury, broke out Friday night at what is believed to be a recycling centre.

The West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) website said it was a “major incident” and “about 80 firefighters are involved”, reports YorkshireLive.

“Firefighting equipment, specialist support resources and officers from across the county are currently in attendance,” WYFRS said.

It later tweeted: “Three aerial ladders are currently at the scene of the massive fire. Ravensthorpe teams from across West Yorkshire are continuing to tackle the blaze.”







About 80 firefighters are fighting the blaze
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West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service)

The fire is believed to have been at the Arthur Brook Ltd recycling center with firefighters dispatched to the scene at 11:14pm.

Crews are said to be fighting to save surrounding buildings from the fire.

Residents in the Ravensthorpe area are being urged to close their doors and windows while firefighters battle the blaze.

A tweet from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service at 1.15am on Saturday said: “Residents in the Ravensthorpe area of ​​Dewsbury are being asked to close their doors and windows as crews take on the massive fire at the Zone. industrial Ravensthorpe on Low Mill Road.”

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