FIREFIGHTERS from across West Yorkshire tackled a blaze which ripped through a Keighley building.

The inferno severely damaged the three-storey premises, in South Street.

Fire crews were alerted just after 5am yesterday.

The blaze was on the ground and first floors of the building, close to Greengate, near the New Hope Church.

Around 40 per cent of the premises was involved in the fire.

The site has multiple uses, including a takeaway restaurant and a flat above.

At its height, the fire was tackled by crews from a wide area including Keighley, Bingley, Silsden, Odsal, Fairweather Green, Cookridge, Bradford, Shipley, Illingworth and Pontefract.

Some wore breathing apparatus to contend with the thick smoke.

By mid afternoon the operation had been scaled down, but two fire crews remained at the scene damping down.

Fire investigators were called in to try to establish the cause of the blaze, which was still unknown this morning.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service sent a hazardous area response team and ambulance to the scene, but no one needed to be taken to hospital.

The busy A629 was at least partially closed for much of the day as emergency services dealt with the incident.

Keighley Bus Company diverted a number of its services via Oakworth Road, Malsis Road and Ingrow Lane The carriageway into Keighley reopened at about 11am.

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service took to social media to pay tribute for support received.

"A big thanks to the local community and our partner agencies for their support throughout," it tweeted.