A BUSINESS which was devastated when fire ripped through a flat above its premises has reopened at a new site.

The Beau Hair and Beauty salon was badly water-damaged in the incident, on its busiest day of the year – Christmas Eve.

Firefighters were called out to the premises, in Keighley Road, Steeton, in the early hours.

Since the blaze, Sharon Atkinson, Kelly Varley and Ebony Metcalfe have run their business from a kitchen.

But now they have relocated to rented premises in Parkwood Street, Keighley.

They pay tribute to customers for their support throughout the past few weeks.

“What happened on Christmas Eve was a huge blow and really scary – it felt like our world had collapsed,” said Sharon.

“We’d redecorated the salon only six weeks earlier.

“It hasn’t been easy since then and it wasn’t ideal working from a kitchen, but our customers have stayed with us and they have been absolutely fantastic.

“We’re very pleased with our new premises – which were a hair salon before – and are delighted with how things are going.”