Fire crews remain at scene of South Yorkshire farm blaze
Firefighters remain at a farm in Rotherham today after a major blaze involving 5,000 tonnes of wood chippings.
The fire at a farm on Lidget Lane, Bramley, broke out shortly after 6am on Wednesday, September 23, and sent plumes of smoke into the sky that could be seen for miles around.
Around 300 tonnes of green waste was also involved in the blaze, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said.
Firefighters from Doncaster Central, Birley, Cudworth and Tankersley stations remained at the farm overnight and used plant machinery to break up the wood chippings and dampen down the fire – alternating so that only two crews remained at the scene at a time.
A SYFR spokesperson said that three crews will be on site today and are expected to be there for the next couple of days as the fire is still burning.
The cause of the fire is not yet known.