Firefighters battle through the night to tackle industrial estate blaze

Firefighters battled through the night to dampen a huge fire that broke out at industrial units in Ossett.

By Nick Frame
Thursday, 20th January 2022, 9:34 am
Crews battled through the night.
Crews battled through the night.

Crews were called to Dale Street at 8.18pm after buildings at Nova Scotia Works went up in flames.

Reports suggest explosions were heard before fire gripped the building.

The arrived to find the building completely consumed by flames, while huge plumes of smoke could be seen across Wakefield.

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An aerial ladder was used to help damped the flames, although efforts were hampered due to poor water supplies in the area.

A concrete factory and a car workshop were destroyed in the fire.

Several residential roads were closed throughout the night as appliances from 14 stations attended the scene, including Ossett and Wakefield.

Over 80 firefighters were involved in the operation.

Two fire crews are still at the scene this morning damping down.