Huge fire engulfs tower at Doncaster industrial site

Firefighter The fire at Bawtry was the second serious fire in South Yorkshire in 12 hours

More than 40 firefighters have tackled a serious fire at an industrial site in Doncaster.

South Yorkshire Fire Service said the blaze broke out at a tower containing tar or oil at Bawtry Carbon International at about 06:00 BST.

Crews stopped it from spreading to neighbouring buildings. The cause of the fire is unknown.

It was the second major fire in the county within 12 hours following a blaze at a Sheffield furniture store.

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