Elderly woman in hospital after bin fire

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AN ELDERLY woman has been taken to hospital after a fire in her flat.

Emergency services were called to the first floor property at St James’ Court, Halifax, at around 5pm yesterday.

Firefighters broke down the door of the flat to retrieve the woman who was suffering from smoke inhalation.

The fire, which did not affect any of the other flats, is believed to have started in a bin in the flat.