FIRE crews were called to the Grade II listed Salts Mill this morning after a fire broke out in an apartment.

The blaze started in the living room of a flat in Riverside Court, Victoria Road, the section of the historic Salts Mill complex north of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal that has been converted into flats.

Firefighters from Shipley and Bingley attended the fire in Saltaire at 1.38am, the cause of which is currently under investigation but is believed to be an electrical fault.

Richard Driver, watch commander at Shipley Fire Station, said: "There was just one person living in the flat, and they woke up and noticed the fire in the living room.

"They attempted to extinguish the fire but were unsuccessful, so set the main fire alarm off to alert the other residents and also the fire service.

"We used two breathing apparatus, one large jet and positive pressure ventilation fans to extinguish the fire and clear away the smoke.

"There were no injuries in the fire. Fire investigation officers are looking into the cause, which we believe was an electrical fault."

Riverside Court is made up of 97 apartments, and was formerly part of the Victorian manufacturing complex at Salts Mill.