Watch firefighters battle Doncaster spoil heap blaze as chiefs urge residents to close windows

Residents are being urged to keep their windows shut and stay in their homes as a grass fire blazes on a former Doncaster slag heap.

Thursday, 28th June 2018, 17:21 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th July 2018, 17:19 pm
A firefighter battles the blaze on Hatfield Colliery spoil heap

Five fire crews are currently at a grassland fire on the former Hatfeld Colliery spoil heap , near Kirton Lane in Stainforth.

A firefighter battles the blaze on Hatfield Colliery spoil heap

At the top of the spoil heap, firefighters were battling to put the flames out in great, as the noise of the fire crackled all round them.

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The plume of smoke rising from the site could be seen from the M18 motorway, and was clearly visible behind the former pit winding gear