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Man taken to hospital after blaze over shop
8:00am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
A man was taken to hospital following a fire above a Keighley town centre shop.
Firefighters responded to the blaze in a first-floor property above Bargain Booze, in Cavendish Street, at about 3pm yesterday.
Firefighters and police officers were still at the scene at 3.45pm, and the stretch of road which includes the entrance to Cavendish Street Retail Park was closed to traffic.
Roy Lambert, who owns the Cavendish Cameras and Photography shop, said: “We just noticed a policeman outside and when we went out and looked up there was smoke coming from the windows and lots of people hanging around and watching. We didn't even hear the fire engine arrive."
Christine Young, who runs Lavender Fields cafe, said: “We couldn’t see any flames, but there was smoke coming out of the windows and we could hear the glass breaking.”
Keighley Fire Station watch commander Andy Quinn said: “There was an elderly man taken to hospital with smoke inhalation.”