Firefighters called to overnight blaze at Leeds tower block

A fire has broken out in a high-rise block of flats in Leeds.

Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 9:54 am
Updated Wednesday, 30th March 2016, 9:56 am

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service officers were called to the blaze which was sparked in the rubbish chute of the Poplar Mount flats, in Bramley, today at around 12.20am.

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Firefighters used a large jet to control the fire, which led to one man being treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation and chest pains. He did not attend hospital.

Crews from Stanningley, Hunslet and Leeds extinguished the fire.