VIDEO: Fire crews battling huge crop fire at Wakefield

Firefighters are being called from across the county to battle a blaze near Wakefield.

Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 5:59 pm
Updated Wednesday, 1st August 2018, 6:03 pm

More than 600 square metres of crops have gone up in flames at fields near to Portobello estate and Sandal Castle.

Two crews from Wakefield and Ossett are currently tacking the blaze, but crews from Castleford, Pontefract, Dewsbury, Skelmanthorpe Dewsbury and Morley are on their way.

The 999 call was made at 3.19pm and thick smoke is engulfing nearby streets.

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More than 600 square metres of crops have gone up in flames at fields near to Portobello estate and Sandal Castle.
Picture Eddie Johnson