A man was taken to hospital after a fire broke out at his neighbour’s house in Keighley early today.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on the ground floor of the empty terrace property in Devonshire Street West at 3.28am.

One next door neighbour was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation and a second was given oxygen at the scene.

Keighley fire station watch commander Steve Moorhouse said: “When we arrived there were flames coming out of the windows and doors. The ground floor was fully involved.

“The house was empty – I think some work was being done on the property, but there was nobody in.”

Two crews worked at the scene for two hours to put out the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.