Two house fires on busy night for fire crews

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Calderdale fire crews have had to deal with a number of calls from overnight including two house fires.

Halifax crews were called to a basement kitchen fire in Pear Street, King Cross, just after 6pm on Saturday evening.

A pan of oil had been left unattended and caused substantial damage to the kitchen.

Firefighters spent an hour at the scene and no one was injured.

Two engines, one from Illingworth and the other from Halifax, were called to the second house in Ash Tree Gardens, Mixenden at 9.20pm.

When firefighters arrived they saw smoke billowing out from the windows and tackled the blaze in the bedroom attic.

The house was unoccupied and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

One crew from Halifax fire station was called to a huge skip fire in Bob Lane, Pellon at 22.25pm.

The skip was full of wood, shower trays and other plastics as firefighters spent an hour and a half extinguishing the blaze.

It is not known how the fire started.

A minute later the second engine from Halifax was called to a car fire Sandhall Lane, Pellon.

It is believed an electrical fault started the blaze and even though the car was in the driveway close to the house, there was no damage caused to the property.

Anyone wanting to have a home fire safety check and installation of smoke alarms call 0800 587 4536.