THOUSANDS of homes lost power after kite flyers ignored warnings not to set their kites soaring at Castle Hill.
Electricity bosses have repeatedly urged kite flyers to stay away from the landmark site after kites became entangled in power lines.
But kite flyers were far from convinced about the danger and just a few days ago staged a mass 'fly-in' to fight for the right of kites to soar above the landmark.
A toy Thomas The Tank Engine kite blew into a 11,000 volt cable running along the hillside.
Electricity was shut down for about three minutes at 8pm on Friday evening and 2,246 homes were affected as a workman from power distribution company YEDL retrieved the toy.
The owner was not found.
Ann Walker, public safety adviser for YEDL, repeated warnings not to fly kites at Castle Hill.
She said: "The safety of the public is paramount."
A string of `danger of death' signs warning people away from the area at the side of the breezy hill-top site have been put up by Kirklees Council, but apparently to little effect.
Mrs Walker said: "If children have adults saying `you don't have to worry about the signs' then that worries me."
A similar incident happened on March 23 when another kite got tangled in the same lines.
The control strings can act as a lethal conductor to the holder - especially when damp or wet.
Each year, 15 people are killed in accidents involving electricity in the open in the UK.
YEDL is now looking at the possibility of putting the cable underground for part of its course.
A spokeswoman for Kirklees Council said there had been signs at Castle Hill for the last 20 years asking visitors not to fly kites because of the high voltage power lines.
A row erupted at the end of June when three Honley youngsters were ordered by a Kirklees Council warden not to fly their kites on top of the hill.