FIREFIGHTERS had to let a stolen car burn after it was set alight on a track inaccessible to their fire engine.

At 4pm today a crew from Keighley was called to Hainworth Road after reports of a car fire.

When they arrived, the firefighters found that it was a stolen Toyota Urban Cruiser that had been abandoned and set alight.

Because of the nature of the narrow, unmade track, which links Woodhouse Road to Hainworth Lane, they were unable to reach the car and decided to let it burn out.

Nothing else was damaged in the fire.

Police are investigating the incident.