Pontefract fire: West Yorkshire firefighters attend blaze last night in Wakefield

Fire services were called to tackle a fire in Pontefract last night.

Fire services were called to tackle a large open fire on Spitalgap Lane in Pontefract last night.

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Crews from Castleford, Pontefract, Featherstone, Normanton, South Kirby and Wakefield attended the scene at around 9.30pm as residents watched the blaze from afar.

A number of jets and beaters were used to extinguish the fire during the night.

One witness posted a video of the fire on Twitter, captioning it: “Taken from Ackworth, facing Pontefract, that’s one big fire. Hopefully all involved will be safe.”

Another posted more footage and said: “Serious fire between our village and Pontefract. Husband (fire service photographer) is there and several fire pumps.”

Fire services were called to tackle a large open fire on Spitalgap Lane in Pontefract last night.
Fire services were called to tackle a large open fire on Spitalgap Lane in Pontefract last night.
Fire services were called to tackle a large open fire on Spitalgap Lane in Pontefract last night.