An electrical fault was the cause of a huge blaze which ripped through a Calderdale waste plant.

Fire crews from across West Yorkshire fought the fire at Wastecare Ltd on the North Dean Business Park in Greetland on Thursday.

The fire involved a large quantity of batteries in the process of being recycled.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesperson said: “Based on the information we have available at this time, this was an accidental fire started through the short circuiting and overheating of batteries.”

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Fire crews were at the scene most of today, damping down.

Firefighters from the Rastrick station remained at the Wastecare site in Stainland Road.

The building itself was badly damaged but 75 firefighters from across the county stopped it spreading to other buildings on the North Dean Business Park.

Investigations into the cause are continuing but it is not believed to be suspicious.