Smoke seen from M621 motorway as Leeds crews battle large grass fire

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Firefighters are tackling a large grass fire which has broken out in Leeds this afternoon.

Four engines are currently dealing with the fire in Daffil Grove, Churwell.

West Yorkshire Fire Service said the smoke can been from the M621 motorway.

A spokesman said an area of grass measuring approximately 100m x 200m was alight.

Crews from Morley, Hunslet and Leeds were dispatched shortly before 4pm when the fire was first reported.

Firefighters are using a large jet and beaters to put out the fire.

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