Fire crews tackle elusive Leeds flat fire

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Fire crews had to hunt for the seat of a fire over four storeys in a block of flats in Leeds.

Initial reports emerged about 2am of a fire in a high-rise block on Westerley Croft, Armley but then another report said the fire was on the second storey.

When crews arrived they found smoke pouring out of the building on the fourth floor.

A spokesman said: “In the end we found the fire had started on the first floor but smoke had filled some of the communal voids. We still had to break into two flats to check no-one was in there.”

The cause was put down as an electrical fault. The fire was out on arrival, no-one was injured.

Tony Burdin, chief executive of Sheffield Mutual Friendly Society

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