AN 11,000 volt fire badly damaged an electricity sub-station in Greetland.

Three fire engines – two from Halifax and one from Elland – were called out on Friday morning to deal with the blaze at the station which supplied the Sonoco recycling plant just yards away.

A fire crew member from Elland who attended said: “If it was not for their fire detection equipment it could have been a very serious incident.”

He said the blaze was caused by an hydraulic pump leaking onto one of the transformers.