No end is in sight for a blaze at an abandoned Lockwood tip.
Andy Wooler, Huddersfield Fire Station watch commander, said he has “no idea” how long the fire will last at the Hunter Group site on Queens Mill Road, which began in a waste pile on Thursday evening.
He slammed those responsible for leaving the waste pile and urged the Environment Agency and Kirklees Council to do more to help put it out.
Fire crews from Huddersfield and Dewsbury have had to maintain a constant presence at the site to stop the flames spreading to nearby buildings.
They all had to be evacuated on Thursday night and up to 200 residents lost water as a consequence of the fire.
“All we can do at the moment is keep dampening it down,” said Mr Wooler.
“There is no change in it at the moment – that’s all we know.
“A fire service meeting may go ahead next week but we have no idea how long it will last.
“It’s very likely to go on for days until someone makes the next decision on how to tackle it.
“It’s a very big waste of resources.”
He urged partner agencies to increase their support.
“The fire service is doing all it can do.
“Other partner agencies like Kirklees Council or the Environment Agency should be getting involved.”
The Hunter Group has been criticised by Lockwood residents for allegedly ‘abandoning’ the site.
Ownership of it has since changed, with the new owner believed to be ‘Sam H Services’.
Kirklees Council revealed it is taking Hunter Group to court in September regarding planning breaches on the site.
They requested that the Environment Agency monitor the air quality of the area.