Arson attack at house in Highfield, Keighley

The fire raging outside the house in Cartmel Road. Picture by Vincenzo Bagarozza

The fire raging outside the house in Cartmel Road. Picture by Vincenzo Bagarozza

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An arson attack outside a house in Highfield, Keighley, last night left gutters and window frames ruined.

A gas meter was also badly damaged after rubbish was deliberately set alight at the end-terrace in Cartmel Road.

Firefighters in Keighley and Bingley put out the blaze before it spread to the inside of the terraced house.

A spokesman for Keighley Fire Station said his team was alerted at 11.15pm.

He said: “People are doing some renovations at this property, so there was a lot of rubbish outside. Someone had set light to it.

“This could potentially have been a really bad house fire. We managed to make sure it didn’t spread.”

Gas engineers were called to make the gas meter safe.

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