Firefighters from Wakefield were called to help tackle a blaze in Clayton West yesterday afternoon.
The fire started in a flat above Timbernest joiners on Long Lane, close to the junction with Wakefield Road, at around 2.30pm.
A spokeswoman for West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the whole of the first floor flat was on fire and the shop below was smoke logged.
Five fire engines attended the scene along with an aerial appliance.
And motorists said police at the scene were turning vehicles away from the area.
No-one is believed to have been injured in the fire.