Firefighters tackle South Yorkshire grassland blaze

A huge grassland fire at a former pit is sending smoke billowing across the sky in Rotherham.

Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 4:54 pm
Updated Tuesday, 24th July 2018, 5:07 pm
Firefighters at the scene of the blaze. Picture: @ACOAlexJohnson

Firefighters are currently at the former Thurcroft Colliery site off New Orchard Lane, Thurcroft.

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Crews from Aston, Maltby and Parkway station were called to the scene at around 4pm on Tuesday to deal with another grassland fire.

A fire service spokesman said around 400 square metres of grassland was on fire this afternoon.

The cause of the blaze is not yet known.