Firefighters tackle blaze

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FIREFIGHTERS tackled a blaze in a flat last night (Tuesday).

Crews from Wakefield Fire Station were called to Pinderfields Road at 8.21pm.

Flames and smoke could be seen coming from the kitchen of the basement flat.

The home was empty at the time and the fire was quickly put out.

An investigation into the cause of the fire is underway.

Firefighters will be in the area today (Wednesday) speaking to residents about fire safety and carrying out smoke detector tests.

For a free home fire safety check call 01274 682311.