CHARITY officials reeling from a massive blaze in Huddersfield today thanked people for their help.
Staff working for Oxfam, who saw their recycling centre destroyed in an inferno on Saturday night, have been inundated with offers of help.
And it means they are hopeful of starting work again on the recycling project within days.
The news comes as fire investigation officers and police continued their inquiries into Saturday night’s massive blaze.
The fire swept through the Oxfam Wastesaver plant on Beck Road, despite the efforts of more than 70 firefighters from all over West Yorkshire.
It took eight hours to get the huge fire under control, after explosions caused by gas cylinders used in machines inside the warehouse.
The investigation into the cause began on Sunday. The plant was closed up for the Bank Holiday weekend on Thursday evening.
Now staff and volunteers are working flat out to try and salvage what they can to get the recycling operation up and running.
David McCullough, Oxfam’s director of trading, said: “It is wonderful to see how people have rallied round.
“We have received offers of new premises on a temporary basis, offers from people willing to volunteer to help us and from people with phones and computers we may need.