Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer – Saturday 07 May 1938
Explosive Works Threatened
Undergrowth Ablaze in Denaby Woods
Mexborough Fire Brigade last night fought our blaze In Denaby Woods which threatened the British Westfalite Company’s Denaby works, which supply explosives to almost every part of the country.
The alarm was given Mr. Maurice Dannlels, cashier at the works, who saw the smoke from his home in Doncaster Road. The flames spread rapidly through the dry bracken and undergrowth, but they were confined to the side of the wood opposite the company’s property.
Workmen from the factory and residents from nearby village cooperated with the firemen, throwing earth on the flames, and digging a trench to prevent the ‘blaze spreading.
The flames were extinguished about an hour.