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Girl missing as fire hits farm in West Yorkshire

  • 9-30-2011

A girl is missing and a baby and a man have been taken to hospital after a fire broke out at a farm.

Police said emergency services were called to Hessle Farm, at Ackworth, West Yorkshire, at about 17:30 BST.

The one-year-old baby girl and the 37-year-old man were taken to Pinderfields hospital suffering from burns. The age of the missing girl is not known.

The fire service has described the fire as "significant" and has sent 10 fire engines to the scene.

A further 10 engines have been despatched to relieve the initial crews at the site, near Pontefract.

Electricity supplies to 115 homes in Ackworth and Featherstone were turned off by power engineers at the request of the fire service.

An eyewitness said three of four barns were on fire and flames were about 50m (150ft) high.

King Royd Lane in Hessle is closed in both directions between the A638 Doncaster Road junction and the B6428 Went Lane junction.

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