Pit tip site catches fire

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FIRE crews spent several hours trying to put out flames on open ground near Scawthorpe, Doncaster, yesterday.

Trees caught fire on the old pit tip site off Green Lane at around 9am and the firefighters had to ferry water to the location so they could damp down the deep-seated fire.

Crews were due to return again last night because it was feared the burning ground, probably over colliery spoil, was still smouldering.