Fire crews are in attendance following four large haystacks catching fire in open countryside. Five pumps were called to Hall Farm Road, in Swillington. In attendance were pumps and crews from Castleford, Hunslet, Rothwell and two from Killingbeck stations following the initial call out. This has now been reduced to three engines, as crews remain on site damping down. Crews have said there is no danger to local residents, but have advised people to close doors and windows, should they smell the smoke. There are no road closures and no danger to lives.

Large waste fire approx. 20m x 30m. Exposure to 1 side. Plant machinery in use to make fire break.

8 fire appliances, 1 aerial appliance and specialist units from across the brigade are in attendance at this incident.

Local residents are advised to keep windows and doors closed. 


5 fire appliances are in attendance at a 2 storey derelict building.  100% involved in fire.

3 jets and 1 ground monitor in use.

Residents of Northgate Lodge, Pontefract are advised to keep windows and doors closed.

23:12 - Update

Damping down continues.

The incident has now been reduced further to 3 fire appliances.

22:27 - Update

Damping down in progress.  Fire now out.  

The incident has been scaled back to 6 fire appliances.  We will remain on scene throughout the night.

19:53 - Initial call

Two storey building. Single storey extension 30m x 15m 100% involved in fire.