Woman escapes to balcony during blaze in Leeds after high-rise flat fire spreads

Westerly Rise, Armley. Picture: Google.
Westerly Rise, Armley. Picture: Google.
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A woman escaped a blaze at a block of high-rise flats in Leeds.

Firefighters were called to Westerly Rise, in Mistress Lane, Armley, at 9.20pm last night (Saturday).

One flat caught fire, which then led to smoke damage at four other properties in the building.

When fire crews arrived, a woman was standing on the balcony of the flat above the one that caught fire after smoke filled her rooms.

She suffered smoke inhalation and was taken to hospital.