ENVIRONMENT officials hope they have won the battle to stem pollution after a blaze in a rural scrapyard.
The fire among scrap at Pole Moor Autos on Pole Gate, Moorside Edge, was discovered at 2.40am yesterday.
The flames ruptured 40-gallon oil drums and a diesel fuel tank, sending some of the fuels into the drainage system.
Firefighters alerted Environment Agency officers. An agency spokes- man said diesel fuel went from the blaze site into roadside drains.
He added: "This in turn fed into a watercourse which makes its way into Slaithwaite Reservoir.
"Our officers worked through the night, using booms to stop as much diesel as possible."
The reservoir is used for fishing, not drinking water.
He said: "There was a slight sheen on the water, but we have had no reports of dead fish."