Engines called as fire hits wasteland near Batley nursery school

Fire in Batley.
Fire in Batley.

Fire crews from Dewsbury rushed to a fire close to a Batley nursery school this afternoon.

The blaze, which covered an area as big as half a tennis court, gained hold close to Foundations Nursery.

A Fire Service spokesperson said: "Crews from Dewsbury responded to a fire in the open just off Cambridge Street in Batley at 2.36 this afternoon.

"The fire took place in a area 10 by 15 metres wide."

Firefighters have got the blaze under control. Traffic is understood to be moving slowly in the area.