A HUDDERSFIELD printing firm has been hit by fire.
Firefighters from Huddersfield and Cleckheaton were called to Charlesworth Printers, at Wiggan Lane, Sheepridge, at 2.48pm yesterday .
Children playing with matches were blamed for the blaze, which started in two large skips full of paper and piles of paper next to the printing building.
Billowing black smoke could been seen from as far away as Salendine Nook and Honley.
The fire had also spread to a chemical storage shed next to the skips, which was completely destroyed.
The chemical - used for fixing and developing prints - was not considered dangerous.
The fire did not spread inside the building, but there was extensive smoke damage.
Two water jets were used to extinguish the fire.
Firefighters searched the inside of the building to check no-one was inside.
Sub Officer Alan Woodcock, of Huddersfield fire station, said: "We were very lucky that the interior was not burned and very lucky that the chemicals were harmless. It was a serious fire and it will cause problems for the business."