Probe into two fires at old Elland gas works

Fire crews tackle a blaze in Gas Works Lane, Elland. Photograph by Steve Midgley

Fire crews tackle a blaze in Gas Works Lane, Elland. Photograph by Steve Midgley

A second fire broke out in little more than 24 hours at a former gas works in Elland.

Firefighters from across the county were called to the derelict industrial site in Gas Works Lane, after being called to the incident at around 5.45am yesterday (Sunday).

The blaze engulfed an entire two-storey building, which a spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said was believed to be the same building which commanded the attention of firefighters in the early hours of Saturday.

Saturday’s fire saw six fire engines summoned to the scene at around 5.30am.

Five pumps and two aerial appliances from Halifax, Illingworth, Rastrick, Cleckheaton, Bradford and Huddersfield fire stations were dispatched to deal with the second fire.

The fire at Elland is not the only incident that kept firefighters busy overnight.

At just after 11.40pm on Saturday, firefighters were called to a fire involving a derelict building fire at Kirklees College in New North Road, Huddersfield.

Four pumps and two aerial appliances were summoned to the scene.

The fire involved the first floor of a two-storey building.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.