Fire crews tackle moorland blaze at Mytholmroyd

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Media captionThe aftermath of a wildfire in West Yorkshire

More than 60 firefighters have been tackling a moorland fire in West Yorkshire overnight.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said it was alerted to the incident at Cragg Road, Mytholmroyd at about 1800 BST on Tuesday.

About two sq miles (three sq km) of moorland has been affected, with smoke being seen by motorists on the M62.

Twelve fire crews are currently tackling the fire, as well as specialist wildfire units.

The fire service said crews had also returned to a moorland fire near Halifax which has been burning for five days.

The fire at Cold Edge Road, Wainstalls, which has been burning since Saturday, has affected three-quarters of a mile (1.2km) of moorland.

The cause of the fires have not yet been established.

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