Slideshow: Caravans and cars melt in Greetland fire

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Thick black smoke could be seen for miles and caravans and cars melted during a fire in Greetland.

Firefighters from Halifax, Illingworth and Rastrick were called to the incident at Sunside Garage, Saddleworth Road, at 7pm last night (Wednesday).

The aftermath of a heavy good vehicle fire on Saddleworth Road, Greetland

The aftermath of a heavy good vehicle fire on Saddleworth Road, Greetland

When they arrived heavy goods vehicles filled with tyres and a fiberglass box trailer were on fire in a compound. The fire was threatening to spread to a yard which contained four cars, three camper vans, one caravan and gas canisters.

Firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used six large jets to extinguish the fire and contain it to the compound. However the heat of the fire did melt the cars, camper cans and caravan.

Nobody was injured and crews left after three hours.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

West Yorkshire Fire Service received 30 calls about the incident.

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