Two people rescued from Otley house fire near Wharfedale Hospital

Fire fighters rescued two people from a house fire in Otley this morning (Wednesday).

Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 11:27 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th December 2019, 11:28 am

Emergency services were called to The Broadwalk near to Wharfedale Hospital at around 9.30am following reports of the blaze.

Crew members used an aerial platform to fight the fire, which has since been brought under control.

The two people rescued from the house have been taken to hospital although there is no indication at the moment as to the extent of their injuries.

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Fire services called to house fire in Otley

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said: "We were called at 9.28 to The Broadwalk in Otley to reports of a fire at a property there.

"Appliances from Otley, Rawdon and Cookridge attended, as well the aerial appliance from Bradford.

"They have all now left except for Otley, who are still in attendance dampening down.

"We rescued two people and they have been handed over to the ambulance service who were also in attendance."

The Broadwalk, Otley

A spokeswoman for Yorkshire Ambulance Service confirmed they were called to the scene.

A spokeswoman said: “We were called at 9:28 to reports of a house fire on The Broadwalk in Otley.

“We sent four vehicles from our Hazardous Area Response Team, one ambulance and one of our clinical supervisors.”