A PLASTICS factory was hit by fire for the second time in a week.
And firefighters believe the blaze at the Monoplas plant in Hipperholme was caused by arsonists.
Crews from Brighouse were called out to the Badger Lane site just after 3am yesterday morning – shortly after a number of youths had been seen in the area.
One of the buildings was alight when they arrived.
A fire service spokesman said: “It was more than likely deliberate.
“The building was very badly burned.”
Firefighters spent two hours tackling the blaze.
It came four days after the factory was hit by a huge fire.
Nearly 100 firefighters from across West Yorkshire were involved in a massive operation to put out the blaze at the site on Wednesday.
Crews were called after two separate piles of plastic were on fire on different parts of the site.
Clouds of smoke could be seen for miles around.
A small number of people who had been working at the site moved themselves out as crews arrived.
Area manager Brian Robson, who was in command at the scene at the time praised the efforts of firefighters from Brighouse and Halifax who managed to contain it before it spread to the buildings.
He said: “They saved the day for the company.”
At the height of the incident there were 19 engines from 13 stations – including Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Elland – at the scene.
The fire was brought under control after two hours, but crews remained on the scene to damp down the flames.
No-one was hurt in either incident.
A West Yorkshire Fire Service spokesman said the cause of the fires would be investigated.