Firefighters spend hours tackling blaze at former South Yorkshire colliery

Firefighters in action
Firefighters in action

Firefighters spent nearly 15 hours dealing with a blaze at a former colliery in South Yorkshire.

They said a huge quantity of coke and coal dust went up in flames at the former Carlton Colliery, Shaw Lane, Barnsley.

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The blaze was reported to South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue at 9.50pm yesterday and the final crew left the scene at 12.30pm today.

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Firefighters have logged the cause of the blaze as accidental.