A man doing DIY in his bathroom fled from his home as fire tore through the loft above him.

He called firefighters to the terraced property in Westbury Close, Laisterdyke, at 7.30pm yesterday.

Flames were shooting from one half of the roof and smoke spread into neighbouring houses.

An electrical fault has been blamed.

Bradford firefighters are now carrying out home safety checks in the area. To arrange one, call 0800 587 4536.