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Firefighters were called after a blaze started in a cistern at a house in Eccleshill this evening.

Crews from Idle went to the property on Leeds Road at about 7pm after being called by the householders.

A spokesman for the station said the fire was confined to the cupboard on the landing where the cistern was. He added that the upstairs of the semi-detached house was filled with smoke.

The cause of the fire is believed to be an electrical fault, said the spokesman.

The couple in the property were not injured.