Flat fire in Normanton

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Firefighters tackled a blaze at a ground-floor flat in Normanton last night.

The fire broke out in the lounge area of the maisonette flat on Wakefield Road at 8.55pm.

Crews from Normanton and Castleford attended the scene, and a thorough search of the flat was carried out, because neighbours were not sure if the person who lived there was home or not.

Red watch manager, Dave Smith said the flat turned out to be empty. An investigation is underway into the cause of the fire.