PLUMES of smoke could be seen at sunrise as firefighters are working with crews from Greater Manchester to put out hot spots of a fire on Marsden Moor, Kirklees, this morning.

The huge moorland fire broke out yesterday in West Yorkshire - with firefighters tackling a 'one mile flame front.'

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service tweeted: "We are working with Manchester on the flame front putting out hot spots using the specialist wildfire Argocat.

"We have four appliances and specialist wildfire units tackling small pockets of fire on Marsden Moor."

Ten fire engines were scrambled to the scene last night, near Black Moss Reservoir and Mount Road. The blaze has also affected neighbouring land in Saddleworth.

Pumps from Bradford, Cleckheaton and Shipley were among the local fire stations called to the fire, however, a spokesperson from Shipley Fire Station said he expected that more crews would be "getting stuck in" to fight the blaze today.

A spokesperson from Fairweather Green Fire Station said although they were not called to the incident last night, he said "we probably will go out some stage today".

The flames could be seen from many miles away, and residents were warned to keep their doors and windows shut due to the blaze.

In their tweet this morning, the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service added: "Please stay away from the area and off Marsden Moor. Thanks to local residents for their patience."