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Firefighters battle for hours tackling field blaze in Barnsley

Firefighters dealt with a field fire in Barnsley last night
Firefighters dealt with a field fire in Barnsley last night

Firefighters battled for hours tackling a field blaze in Barnsley last night.

Flames were first spotted in a field off Water Royd Drive, Dodworth, at 6.30pm yesterday and because of the extent of the blaze six fire engines were deployed to the scene.

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A large field of chopped straw was engulfed in flames.

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Some homes which back onto the field were affected by the fire.

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Crews left the scene at around 11pm.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is under way.