Residents flee from Halifax building as fire breaks out in flat

Firefighters tackled a blaze in George's Street in Ovenden,
Firefighters tackled a blaze in George's Street in Ovenden,

Residents escaped from a Halifax building as fire crews battled a flat fire in the early hours of this morning.

Engines from Illingworth, Halifax and Fairweather Green were dispatched to George's Street in Ovenden, where a fire had broken out in a ground floor flat within a two storey building.

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West Yorkshire Fire Service said it was alerted to the domestic fire shortly after 3.30am today.

A spokesman said the fire spread through the entire flat but residents had got themselves to safety.

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Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reels and a ventilation system to put out the fire.

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