Barge fire in Brighouse

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Fire crews from Brighouse were called to a barge which caught fire in the early hours of this morning (Saturday).

The 10m long boat, which was unoccupied, was moored in the canal near the Brookfoot Mills and flames were reported to have been 25 feet in the air as firefighters tackled the blaze.

The fire crews arrived on the scene at around 5.10am and it took about half-an-hour to get the fire under control.