THESE photographs show the aftermath of a huge fire at a scrapyard. 

Stations from across Bradford and Leeds battled a fire at Arthur Brotherton Ltd on Bradford Road, Otley, over the weekend. 

One resident said he heard explosions of cannisters during the blaze.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The fire reportedly took place at scrap metal dealers Arthur Brotherton Ltd, in Ellar Gyhll.The fire reportedly took place at scrap metal dealers Arthur Brotherton Ltd, in Ellar Gyhll. (Image: Newsquest)

Melted tyres and burnt remnants of cars can be seen. 

Representatives from West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service (WYFRS) could be seen walking around the scrapyard as the fire investigation got underway.

The Telegraph & Argus has contacted WYFRS for further updates.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus:

Large fire in Otley

Residents were asked to shut their doors and windows due to a 'smoke plume' caused by the fire on Saturday night.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photo by Ian Hillarby - crews worked through the night dealing with the large fire on the outskirts

Otley Road was closed both ways for most of the following day, with smoke warnings remaining in place for the surrounding area.

In an update at 8am on Sunday, a spokesperson for the West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said: "Three crews remain at the scene damping down the fire.

"There is still a large amount of smoke in the area so residents are being asked to continue to keep doors and windows shut."

At the height of the fire, there were crews in attendance from Otley Fire Station, as well as Leeds, Rawdon, Shipley, Cookridge, Fairweather Green, Keighley, Stanningley and Hunslet.

Up to 30 firefighters attended.

Leeds also had an aerial ladder in attendance and the fire service also sent a command unit and a welfare unit.