MORE than 50 firefighters were drafted into Huddersfield to tackle a large mill blaze.
Arsonists are thought to have set fire to derelict Paddock Field Mills on Row Street, Crosland Moor, at about 8.45pm last night.
The fire was spotted by a crew from Huddersfield fire station who had just finished dealing with a small fire in Thornton Lodge, where a firework had been stuffed through a community centre window on Brook Street.
The blaze in the mill had ripped through the roof and firefighters from as far away as Stanningley and Rothwell near Leeds and Shipley were drafted in to help crews from Huddersfield, Slaithwaite, Brighouse, Marsden, Elland, Dewsbury and Cleckheaton.
Firefighters finally finished at the scene at 3am today and went back for a final check shortly before 9am.