Residents evacuated after fire breaks out at block of flats in Leeds city centre

Fire services called to Lovell Park Heights in Leeds city centre
Fire services called to Lovell Park Heights in Leeds city centre
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Crews were called to a fire at a tower block of flats on the edge of the city centre.

Two fire engines were called to the scene at Lovell Park Heights on Tuesday evening after reports of a fire in one of the flats.

Fire services called to Lovell Park Heights in Leeds city centre

Fire services called to Lovell Park Heights in Leeds city centre

On arrival, the small blaze turned out to be coming from an overheated microwave in a property on the tenth floor.

Luckily, crews managed to arrive on scene and deal with the fire before it escalated.

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Arianit Selmani, resident who lives in the building, said: "Everyone was evacuated for 20-25 minutes. As I know, no one has been injured.

"There were a lot of fire brigades and police. I don't know exactly what caused the fire or how big it was because from the side where we were you couldn't see any smoke."

A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service said "two breathing apparatus were used" and the fire had since "been put out".

Nobody was injured in the fire.