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A large wildfire measuring 300m by 300m broke out in a field in Golcar.

Firefighters tackled the blaze near Bunny Woods, behind Banks Avenue and Woodroyd.

The grass fire was reported at 2.43pm and four fire engines were sent to the scene.

A witness told the Examiner that the blaze was 'well alight', and smoke could be seen above the homes nearby.

Witnesses Frasier Beckett and Joe Duns called the fire brigade when they saw the fire from Golcar Cricket Club, nearby.

Frasier said they had had a BBQ in the field near the woods yesterday and noticed the grass was dry - only to spot the fire this afternoon.

He said: "They put out the initial fire towards the bottom of the field but another one broke out near some trees and it looked to be spreading."

Later in the afternoon a second grass fire broke out on Kilner Bank.

Firefighters from Cleckheaton and Castleford attended a shrubbery fire that broke out just after 4pm.

The fire measured around 25m by 25m and was being tackled with a large jet. The smoke was seen drifting over Leeds Road.

A bit further down Kilner Bank, off Dalton Bank Road, a THIRD fire was reported at 5.05pm on Thursday and attended by a fire engine from Mirfield.

That's all from us

It’s certainly been a testing day for Huddersfield firefighters with three grass fires breaking out (on top of the Saddleworth Moor blaze, which West Yorkshire crews are also involved in).

The fires in Huddersfield have been dealt with.

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Moorland fire risk 'very real'

Earlier today we spoke to West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service about the likelihood of the Saddleworth Mkoor blaze spreading over the border into West Yorkshire.

But West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service do not reckon the blaze will spread across the county border.

A spokesperson said:

“Based on the prevailing conditions it would be unlikely that the fire would spread to affect any of West Yorkshire, however, the moorland in Greater Manchester and the moorland in West Yorkshire have been subject to the same very dry conditions for several weeks and therefore, the risk of a fire starting this side of the Pennines is a very real one.”

That ‘real’ risk has certainly been realised in Huddersfield today.

Exciting?!

Firefighters 'drowning' field to ensure fire doesn't start again

More pictures from Golcar

Grass and shrub land fire between Golcar and Scapegoat Hill. Slaithwaite fire crew tackle the fire.
Grass and shrub land fire between Golcar and Scapegoat Hill. Slaithwaite fire crew tackle the fire.
Grass and shrub land fire between Golcar and Scapegoat Hill. Slaithwaite fire crew tackle the fire.
Grass and shrub land fire between Golcar and Scapegoat Hill. Slaithwaite fire crew tackle the fire.
Grass and shrub land fire between Golcar and Scapegoat Hill. Slaithwaite fire crew tackle the fire
Grass and shrub land fire between Golcar and Scapegoat Hill. Slaithwaite fire crew tackle the fire

THREE wildfires being tackled in Huddersfield right now

It’s not just Golcar that’s caught fire in the heat.

Firefighters from Cleckheaton and Castleford are dealing with a fire on Kilner Bank that broke out just after 4pm.

The fire measures around 25m by 25m and is being tackled with a large jet.

A bit further down Kilner Bank, off Dalton Bank Road, a THIRD fire was reported at 5.05pm - a fire engine from Mirfield is dealing with that one.

The heatwave is certainly taking its toll.

Fire on Kilner Bank

We’ve had reports that there’s also been a garden fire in Lepton today, attended by firefighters.

In addition, we’ve called West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service about reports of a fire on Kilner Bank, near Leeds Road.

Marc Debenham sent in this picture - we’ll update you when we have more.

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'It got very close to my house'

Scary stuff - glad it didn’t spread to Richard’s home!

WATCH: Firefighters tackling fire

PICTURES: Firefighters damping down grass fire

These pictures, taken at the top of the fields off Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill, show firefighters damping down the grass fire.

Looks like it should be out pretty soon.

Firefighters tackle grass fire between Woodroyd, Golcar and Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill
Firefighters tackle grass fire between Woodroyd, Golcar and Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill
Firefighters tackle grass fire between Woodroyd, Golcar and Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill
Firefighters tackle grass fire between Woodroyd, Golcar and Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill
Firefighters tackle grass fire between Woodroyd, Golcar and Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill
Firefighters tackle grass fire between Woodroyd, Golcar and Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill
Firefighters tackle grass fire between Woodroyd, Golcar and Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill
Firefighters tackle grass fire between Woodroyd, Golcar and Taylor Lane, Scapegoat Hill

WATCH: Firefighters tackling blaze in fields above Golcar

Fire engines in Bank Avenue

Fire engines are in Bank Avenue to access the grass fire - I wonder if they’re having to go via people’s back gardens?

Our reporter is at the scene

Our reporter Robert Sutcliffe has arrived in Golcar.

Dramatic picture shows smoke billowing

Smoke billows from grass fire in Golcar
Smoke billows from grass fire in Golcar (Image: Michelle Courtney-Kaye)

Thanks to Michelle Courtney-Kaye for this picture capturing the scale of the fire.

Fire is 300m by 300m

Firefighters are tackling the grass fire - which is 300m by 300m in size.

There’s four fire engines at the scene - three on Banks Road, one approaching the blaze via Woodroyd.

Firefighters were called at 2.43pm - two engines from Huddersfield, one from Slaithwaite and one from Rastrick were dispatched.

It can be seen from some distance

'Fire blowing towards Woodroyd'

Smoke rising

Another picture has been shared with us on Twitter - that’s a lot of smoke

Grass fire in Golcar
Grass fire in Golcar (Image: Jonezi87/Twitter)

Fire can be seen from village centre

Frasier Beckett and Joe Dunn, who called the fire brigade, said the fire can be seen from the Commercial pub in Swallow Lane.

We’re trying to find out the exact location, witnesses have so far said the fire is near Banks Avenue on the grass banking.

We’ve called West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service for more information.