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Castle Hill farm outbuilding and motor homes destroyed in fire

MOTOR HOMES and bikes were destroyed as a blaze ripped through a Castle Hill farm barn.

MOTOR HOMES and bikes were destroyed as a blaze ripped through a Castle Hill farm barn.

Up to 25 firefighters were involved in tackling the blaze yesterday – and they struggled with a lack of water pressure.

A fire started in an outbuilding at Castle House Farm at Castle Hill at 11am yesterday.

Crews from Huddersfield and Holmfirth raced to the scene and Watch Commander Andy Wooler said the blaze was “well alight” when they arrived.

He said: “The fire had broken into the roof, which had come down.

“There were about six motor homes being stored in there as well as a couple of motorbikes and they were destroyed by the fire.

“There was a building with hay next door which we needed to protect and there was a building with vehicles nearby so we had to make sure the fire didn’t spread.

“But because we were at the top of a hill we got weak pressure from the hydrants along the road so we had to conserve what water we had.

“It meant letting the fire burn and then once we conserved as much water we opened the doors and attacked it.”

Huddersfield and Holmfirth crews were joined by firefighting colleagues from Brighouse and Elland fire stations.

They were at the scene until around 4pm carrying out investigations, but the cause of the blaze is unknown.

 

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