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Firefighters are tackling a moorland blaze near Crosland Hill airfield.

Huddersfield watch commander Matthew Green said two engines are currently at the scene in Harrison Road working to put out the fire.

It is the latest in a series of fires this week including a 300mx300m grass fire in Golcar yesterday, which is now out - but firefighters are monitoring the site.

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Update at the scene

“They have got most of it now”

'Castle Hill completely invisible'

Reporter now at the scene

Picture from the scene

Grass fire under way near Crosland Hill airfield
Grass fire under way near Crosland Hill airfield (Image: Freelance copywriter and editor Piers Jackson)

This picture was sent in by freelance copywriter and editor Piers Jackson, who said: “It’s not looking very good at all.

“A large area seems to be alight. You can smell the fire from Meltham.

“It’s starting to go down the bank.”