UPDATED: House fire in Halifax this morning - police investigating

Police at a house fire in Victoria Road, Halifax.
Police at a house fire in Victoria Road, Halifax.

A house fire in Halifax earlier this morning may have been an arson attack.

Police are investigating what cause the fire was in the bedroom of a house in Victoria Road, off Gibbet Street, which was reported at 6.20am.

Crews managed to contain the flames in the bedroom but the rest of the house and neighbouring properties suffered smoke damage.

No one was in the house at the time.

Meanwhile crews were also called to a shed fire last night.

The blaze destroyed the shed, at Rugby Avenue, in Ovenden, at 9.30pm.

The cause of that fire is also under investigation.