Fire rages for over 12 hours

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FIREFIGHTERS spent 12 hours tackling a blaze at a skip hire and recycling centre in Rotherham.

The fire at W Maw Skip Hire and Recycling Ltd on Steel Street, Holmes, broke out at around 7.30pm on Sunday.

Crews arrived at the scene to find a huge pile of wooden chippings engulfed in flames.

Firefighters tacked the blaze on a rota basis, ensuring that there were three engines there when the flames were at their most fierce.

An investigation has been launched into the cause.