A HOUSE was destroyed in an apparent arson attack in Bradford last night.

Firefighters from Bradford and Idle stations were called to the incident in Barham Terrace, Ravenscliffe, at about 8.30pm.

A spokesman for the Idle crew said the fire had been started deliberately by a man who managed to escape the house before emergency services arrived.

He was said to have been detained at the scene by police.

The fire started in the living room of the semi-detached property, which crews said was fully ablaze on their arrival.

Smoke from the fire was also said to have damaged neighbouring properties.

Inquiries into the incident were continuing today.