Crews attend domestic flat fire in Ilkley


Credit: Ilkley Fire Station Facebook

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service was called to a fire at a flat on Ben Rhydding Drive, Ilkley, Tuesday night.


75% of the property was under threat of the blaze, and risks to other buildings in the surrounding block.


Crews from Otley, Ilkley and Silsden attended, and used six breathing apparatus, three hose reels, one large jet and a high-powered fan to extinguish the fire and rid the properties of smoke. No rescues were carried out, although one occupant was treated by fire crews with oxygen, and then by ambulance crews for smoke inhalation.


Smoke detectors were fitted. They were working at the time of the incident.


On it Facebook page, Ilkley Fire Station posted: “The fire was well developed on arrival with difficult and very hot conditions inside, however thankfully the initial BA team of Crew Commander Thompson and Firefighter Kiers managed to get on top of the fire before it worsened. One person had self-rescued prior to our arrival and all persons accounted for after thorough enquires. Ambulance attended and took over casualty care, however the occupant did not need hospital attendance and was thankfully unhurt.


“Well done to all involved in what was a challenging job, and thankyou to the residents nearby for the refreshments - very much appreciated.”