Electric blanket causes house fire in Pontefract
An electric blanket sparked a house fire in Pontefract last night (Monday).
Crews from Pontefract and Featherstone were called to a property on Churchbalk Lane at around 11pm.
A woman aged in her 70s was taken to hospital by ambulance for a check-up.
A fire service spokesman said: “A lot of people will be using electric blankets at this time of year but we would urge people to have them checked by a qualified electrician before using them.
“We will also be giving fire safety advice to people living in the area today.”