Video: Firefighters tackle huge grass fire in West Yorkshire countryside

Fire crews and police are at the scene of a fire that broke out in a farmer's field near Wakefield.

UPDATED: The fire was extinguished at just after 3pm.

Huge flames can be seen on grassland near Dicky Sykes Lane, between Ackworth and Fitzwilliam.

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Eleven fire engines are at the scene and crews are tackling the blaze from Second Avenue and Dicky Sykes Lane.

The flames had been approaching a farm but the buildings are believed to be safe.

West Yorkshire Police were called to assist the fire service at 1.40pm.

West Yorkshire Fire Service said:

"This was a fire in the open involving standing corn 300 metres by 300 metres.

"There was concern that the fire was moving towards a nearby farm so crews attended the other side of the field to prevent any risk to this building.

"A combine harvester was also used to create a fire break. Pockets of fire remain in the area."

Video: Leigh Westerman