Electrical fault sparks Keighley town centre blaze

Keighley News: Fire crews tackled a town centre blaze Fire crews tackled a town centre blaze

An electrical fault sparked a blaze that damaged the bedroom of a flat in Keighley town centre last night.

Fire crews from Keighley and Shipley were called out at 7.50pm to deal with the incident, at a first-floor apartment in Church Street.

The flat was unoccupied at the time and the fire had been spotted on CCTV.

Firefighters – two wearing breathing apparatus – used a hose reel to bring the blaze under control, and a special ventilation fan was brought in to help clear smoke from the property.

A fire service spokesman said: “We would urge all householders to ensure that their electrics are in good working order.”

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