Fire crews had to tackle yet another major blaze at a derelict mill property in Earlsheaton which has been the scene of a number of arson attacks in recent years.

The latest blaze, on Sunday night, caused severe damage to much of the property off Wakefield Road.

It came just two days after a fire in a caravan on land near to the building.

Four appliances and an aerial ladder platform were sent to the scene of Sunday night’s blaze which was so severe that fire crews stayed throughout the night and were still at the scene damping down the area on Monday morning.

A man had been living in part of the property in recent years but fire officers say he moved out some time ago.

Fire crews fight a blaze in Earlsheaton last year. Photo by Ash Milnes

They said the site is now in a dangerous state, and much of the property has collapsed inside.

Two fire crews from Dewsbury , along with colleagues from Ossett and Cleckheaton , fought the fire which broke out at about 10pm.

No-one was injured in the blaze, which is being treated as suspicious.

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The former mill is known as McKinnans Mill and it is understood it was earmarked for demolition by Kirklees Council in 2013.

It has been the scene of a number of incidents in recent times, and last summer a large blaze broke out which took fire crews three hours to deal with.

There are a number of old caravans on overgrown land near the property, and it was one of these which was damaged in the fire on Friday night.

Firefighters at the Earlsheaton blaze last year. Picture by Ash Milnes