Blaze sends plumes of smoke high over town

Halifax Courier - - Your Courier - By ian hirst

Plumes of black smoke were sent bil­low­ing over the Hal­i­fax sky­line as fire­fight­ers tack­led a huge fire on moor­land.

Fire crews bat­tled a huge blaze on Swales Moor Road at Ploughcroft, above Booth­town, in­volv­ing about 60 tons of wood­chip, rub­ber and tyres.

Fire­fight­ers from Hal­i­fax, Brig­house, Illing­worth and El­land were called to the in­ci­dent at 4.40pm on Thurs­day.

Two hose jets and two ground mon­i­tors were at the fire.

Thick black smoke could bee seen from as far away as Li­versedge.

Fire­fight­ers were at the scene late into Thurs­day evening as they ex­tin­guished the blaze.

Read­ers Damian Nel­son and Janet Mid­g­ley sent in th­ese pic­tures of the smoke via our Face­book page and Twit­ter.

Scott Bradley also sent in a pic­ture which you can see on at www.hal­i­fax­

The fire at Swales Moor Road, Ploughcroft

Courier read­ers Janet Mid­g­ley and Damian Nel­son sent in th­ese snaps

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