Huge blaze tears through Southowram farm building

Fire in Southowram. Picture by Steve Midgley
Fire in Southowram. Picture by Steve Midgley

A huge blaze tore through a farm building in Southowram last night.

Crews from Halifax, Rastrick, Illingworth and Huddersfield were called to the propery, off Higgin Lane, at around 7.30pm.

When they arrived, the semi-detached building was fully involved in the fire.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue spokesman said the building was unoccupied and crews worked hard to stop it from spreading to a neighbouring property.

He added that because the building is located on top of a hill, heavy wind intensified the blaze.

Six breathing apparatus wearers helped to fight the fire and two large jets, three hose reels and positive pressure ventilation fans were also used.

A fire investigator worked at the scene through the night and police are investigating the cause of the fire.