A MAN suffered smoke inhalation as his flat was destroyed by fire in the Brighouse area last night.

Flames and smoke poured from the ground-floor property at the height of the blaze on Burnsall Road, Rastrick .

Fire crews from Brighouse and Elland stations were called to the scene at 8.45pm.

The man had managed to escape the one-bedroom flat by the time fire crews arrived.

A fire service spokesman said: "It was quite a severe fire."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.