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Firefighters have dealt with a large blaze at a plastics factory on the Armytage Road Industrial Estate in Brighouse .

More than 70 officers from a host of stations across West Yorkshire were needed to stop the huge fire spreading.

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The investigation starts now

The fire is out and local roads re-opened. Here’s our full story on today’s major incident.

The investigation will now begin into what caused the devastating blaze.

Check back tomorrow for any further updates.

Incident under control

A spokesperson for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service has hailed the teams for containing the huge blaze to just one building.

They said: “Crews have worked extremely hard in difficult conditions. They managed to save two buildings either side of the one involved in the fire.

“Crews will remain on-site into the evening.”

Wakefield Road back open

It’s the news you’ve been waiting for.

The A644 - the main road between the M62 and Brighouse - is open again.

Kilner Bank is on fire too

Fire control has just confirmed Kilner Bank is on fire again.

It’s the latest grass fire in the Huddersfield area, following on from dozens over the past few weeks.

There is one pump there at the moment so it doesn’t sound too serious.

Wakefield Road due to re-open soon

The fire is on its way out and the authorities are hopeful the road can re-open soon.

The roads around J25 of the M62 are jammed up and people are advised to avoid the area if possible.

70 firefighters were needed

Fire chiefs have confirmed the blaze has fully gutted the single story warehouse.

At its peak there were 70 firefighters from across the brigade tackling the fire, which has been described as about 60m x 60m in size, slightly smaller than a football pitch.

In the last few minutes the fire service has said the incident has been scaled down from 12 crews to eight.

There is still a small fire still burning inside building more than three hours since the incident began.

Wakefield Road remains closed

Wakefield Road remains closed as the firefighting operation goes on. Avoid the area for now.

Smoke can be seen from a distance

Flames tackled from above

The operation is continuing with firefighters still pumping water on the fire from above. Seems to be a damping down operation now.

M62 slip roads are open at junction 25

Highways England have just confoirmed that the fire is not affecting the M62. The entry and exit slip roads at junction 25 for Brighouse remain open.

Wakefield Road is closed in both directions but this is closer to the fire.

No reports of any injuries

No reports of any injuries, according to our reporter Andrew Robinson who’s at the scene.

Main road to remain closed

Looks like the impact of this fire will stretch into rush hour. One to be aware of if you’re leaving work soon.

Firefighters take a break

These guys do a brilliant job.

Incredible images show firefighters battling the blaze

Drone sent up

Firefighters have sent a drone up to get a closer look at what’s going on.

Brighouse burning

This incredible shot from Joanne Brier was taken from close to Bridge End in Rastrick.

Fire at Armytage Industrial Estate in Brighouse. Photo: Joanne Brier
Fire at Armytage Industrial Estate in Brighouse. Photo: Joanne Brier

Fire started over a moulding oven

Smoke seen for miles

The black plume of smoke could be seen for miles around. Here’s a still from a drone flying above Bradley, taken by Alexis Bradbury.

A plume of black smoke from a plastics factory fire in Brighouse taken from Bradley, Huddersfield. Pic by: Alexis Bradbury
A plume of black smoke from a plastics factory fire in Brighouse taken from Bradley, Huddersfield. Pic by: Alexis Bradbury

Fire is at Crompton Mouldings Ltd

Area Manager Jim Butters from West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service confirmed the serious fire is at Crompton Mouldings factory on the Armytage Industrial Estate.

Crompton Mouldings is a factory that produces moulded plastic products.

Fire crew hard at work tackling the blaze

Exit off M62 closed due to fire

The junction 25 exit off the M62 for Brighouse is closed.

Andrew Robinson live from the scene of the fire

Examiner reporter Andrew Robinson is reporting live from the fire at Armytage Industrial Estate:

Factory premises evacuated

Our reporter Andrew Robinson is on the scene. He’s tweeting updates and he’s also been on Facebook Live.

Wakefield Road closed due to the fire

Adjacent Wakefield Road is closed due to the fire. Police are warning to avoid the area.

View from the scene

Keep windows shut

The fire is believed to be at a plastics factory. We now have a reporter on the scene.

The smoke can be seen from miles around and those living nearby have been told to keep their windows and doors shut.