FIREFIGHTERS closed of part of the Aire Valley Road to tackle blazing grass on banking this morning.

The crew from Keighley Fire Station were called at 11.43am following reports that banking near the Beechcliffe roundabout, in the direction from Silsden to Keighley, was ablaze.

A spokesman for Keighley Fire Station said: “We had to close one lane of the bypass to deal with the incident.”