Ossett fire: Heavy traffic in Wakefield after scrapyard blaze

Commuters are facing heavy traffic this evening after a fire at a scrapyard in Ossett.

Residents are still being urged to keep windows and doors closed after the blaze at the scrapyard on Wakefield Road, first reported at 2.45pm today.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) said that multiple vehicles and tyres were involved in the fire.

Smoke could be seen billowing across the city causing Wakefield Road and Ossett bypass to be closed and people asked to avoid the area.

Firefighters are now damping down with four crews still at the scene.

Wakefield Council tweeted reports of the blaze, asking people in the area to stay safe due to the increasing amount of smoke.

Witnesses say the smoke could be seen from as far as Huddersfield.

Ten pumps were sent to the scene to tackle the fire, including crews from Ossett, Wakefield, Pontefract, Normanton, Hunslet and Dewsbury.

A spokeswoman from WYFRS said: "We were called at 2.45pm to reports of a fire at a scrapyard on Wakefield Road in Ossett.

Residents are still being urged to keep windows and doors closed after the blaze at the scrapyard on Wakefield Road, first reported at 2.45pm today.

"No casualties are reported."

Firefighters are now damping down with four crews still at the scene.

Witnesses say the smoke could be seen from as far as Huddersfield.
Ten pumps were sent to the scene to tackle the fire, including crews from Ossett, Wakefield, Pontefract, Normanton, Hunslet and Dewsbury.
West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service (WYFRS) said that multiple vehicles and tyres were involved in the fire.