An inquiry has been launched after a huge blaze at a waste plant in Calderdale.

Some 75 firefighters from across West Yorkshire brought the huge blaze at a waste plant under control yesterday after three hours.

They were called to Wastecare Ltd, on a business park off Stainland Road, Greetland, shortly after 10am.

Huddersfield Fire Station Commander Mick Davis said the blaze was brought under control shortly after 1pm. No-one was injured.

The blaze involved batteries that were being recycled but it is not clear yet how it started.

Fire at WasteCare, North Dean Business Park, Halifax
Fire at WasteCare, North Dean Business Park, Halifax

Fire investigators are at the scene to try and determine the cause.

The fire brought chaos to the area, with roads closed and the main Halifax to Brighouse rail line shut down.

It runs alongside the North Dean Business Park and Northern Rail halted many services using the tracks.

Police shut Stainland Road for several hours and that caused congestion backing up on the busy Calderdale Way.

Local people were also prevented from walking past the waste plant - one of 12 regional sites operated by the company, which recycles commercial and industrial waste.

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The fire was in a building measuring 20m x 30m and it was engulfed in flames leading officers to tell local residents to keep their windows closed.

Stainland Road was closed hundreds of yards in both directions from the site and pedestrians were also turned away by police officers.

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The fire caused a huge amount of disruptions on nearby roads with Calderdale Way particularly badly affected.

Mr Davis said: “We do not know the cause of the blaze at this time. A specialist fire investigator is looking into it.

“We were fortunate in identifying the canal nearby as a source from which we could extract the water we needed to bring the blaze under control.

“The Environment Agency has been at the scene monitoring any run off into the Calder and Hebble Canal.

The fire was initially reported at 10.16am and crews were sent to the commercial premise on the North Dean Business Park.

A brigade spokesman said just after the fire broke out: “Ten fire engines and two aerial appliances are currently at the scene. No people are believed to be involved in the fire.

“The fire engines in attendance were from Brighouse, Huddersfield, Halifax, Odsal, Mytholmroyd, Bradford, Mirfield, Fairweather Green, Cleckheaton and Illingworth.”