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Fire crews leave scene of Ferrybridge Power Station blaze

Fire - Ferrybridge Power Station. (W542B430) Picture by Jake Oakley

Fire - Ferrybridge Power Station. (W542B430) Picture by Jake Oakley

 

Fire crews have left the scene of Thursday’s huge blaze at Ferrybridge Power Station.

The fire, which saw plumes of smoke billow across the Five Towns, has caused the partial collapse of a tower at the plant.

At its height around 75 firefighters tackled 100m high flames coming from the unit, which is used to produce gypsum plasterboard- a bi-product from the power industry.

Steve Beckley, deputy chief fire officer for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service and incident commander at Ferrybridge, said the building wasn’t in use at the time of the fire.

A fire service spokesman said crews left the scene at around 9.30am this morning (Monday).

An investigation into the cause of the blaze is now underway.

 

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