UPDATE: Crews still on the scene at coach company blaze

A coach company building has collapsed after going up in flames.

Blaze at a coach company close to Ferrybridge Power Station. Picture by Mark Sayer

The blaze broke out at Company Coaches on Kirkhaw Lane in Ferrybridge, Knottingley just before 12.40pm yesterday.

An eye witness reported seeing flames reaching up to 40ft high.

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One fire crew from Pontefract Station is on site this morning and one large jet has been on the premises throughout the night.

Picture by Carl Britton

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the building involved is a 30m by 50m commercial coach storage depot.

Eight fire engines as well as specialist officers from around the county were scrambled to the scene, next to Ferrybridge Power Station, yesterday.

Hoses stretching hundreds of metres were used to bring water to the depot and help get the fire under control.

The fire service temporarily closed all the surrounding roads.

Blaze at a coach company close to Ferrybridge Power Station. Picture by Mark Sayer

And firefighters used large water jets to dampen the area around the fire, as acetylene cylinders were involved.

One eye witness who works near the warehouse said: “There was no explosion or anything like that, but there were flames shooting 30 or 40ft up in the air.

“They were really high and there was a lot of smoke.”

Plumes of smoke were seen billowing over the nearby power station, close to the M62 and A1M motorways.

Picture by Carl Britton

No one was evacuated or injured in the blaze.

Blaze at a coach company close to Ferrybridge Power Station. Picture by Mark Sayer