Residents escape as fire breaks out in Halifax flat

Fire crews from three stations have battled a flat fire in Halifax after being called to the scene during the early hours.

Friday, 22nd February 2019, 7:42 am
Updated Friday, 22nd February 2019, 7:47 am
The fire broke out in a ground floor flat in George's Street, Ovenden. Picture: Google

Engines from Illingworth, Halifax and Fairweather Green were dispatched to George's Street in Ovenden, where a fire had broken out in a ground floor flat within a two storey building.

West Yorkshire Fire Service said it was alerted to the domestic fire shortly after 3.30am today.

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The fire broke out in a ground floor flat in George's Street, Ovenden. Picture: Google

A spokesman said the fire spread through the entire flat but residents had got themselves to safety

Firefighters used breathing apparatus, hose reels and a ventilation system to put out the fire.