Explosion blows manhole cover off as fire starts in Brighouse town centre

An underground fire caused an explosion and man hole cover to be blow off on the edge of town centre in Calderdale
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Emergency services were called to Brighouse on Sunday at around 10.55am.

Initial reports came in there was fire in the open along Mill Royd Street.

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When firefighters arrived the identified there was a fire underground that had blown a manhole cover off.

Mill Royd Street in BrighouseMill Royd Street in Brighouse
Mill Royd Street in Brighouse

Appliances from Rastrick, Huddersfield and Halifax attended as police officers closed off the road.

Crews used one large jet to extinguish the fire

Northern Power Grid also attended the incident to isolate the electric supply.