A DRAMATIC fire in which people had to jump to safety from first floor windows was caused by a disposable barbecue put in a bin.

Fire crews were called to an address in Wenborough Lane, Holme Wood, at around 11pm on Thursday.

They were confronted by a fire which had engulfed the porch of the property, which is divided into an upstairs and downstairs flat, and had also spread in the first floor flat.

Crews worked to extinguish the blaze using breathing apparatus, and a fire service spokesperson said the property had been "100 per cent involved" in the fire.

A police cordon has been in place around the fire-wrecked terraced property.

The windows had been blown out on the top floor and the PVCu window frames were mangled and blackened from the fire.

The porch - which was made of a fibreglass-type material - was also destroyed by the flames, and the electric power box in the porch had also been damaged.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service fire investigations officers were on the scene to try and figure out what had caused the blaze.

This afternoon, the fire investigations team tweeted: "Thursday night's house fire in Holme Wood, Bradford, was caused by a disposable BBQ being placed in a wheelie bin.

"Never place BBQ's in a bin even if they appear cold. Always give them a thorough soak in water before disposal."

When fire crews were first alerted to the fire, they were told two people were trapped in the property, but when they arrived all the occupants had managed to escape.

Two people who had escaped from the fire were taken to hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation.

One nearby resident said he had been told a woman had jumped from a first floor window to escape the fire, and had also heard the occupants kept dogs which may have perished in the blaze.

He said: "I just saw the fire, I didn't really know what had happened.

"When I saw it the first was in the porch, and then when the fire service arrived the power box went up in flames.

"I don't know the people in the top flat, but the lady who lives in the ground floor flat is in a wheelchair, but she wasn't in at the time.

"I know Holme Wood gets a bad name, but I have lived here a long time and I love the place."

Another neighbour said he had been at work when the fire happened, and he didn't know the people who live in the flats.

When asked it was shocking having a serious fire happen so close to his home, he added: "It's Holme Wood, I'm used to it."

The property is managed by social housing provider Incommunities.

An Incommunities spokesperson said: “This is a very distressing incident and our Neighbourhood team are on site and are helping those residents affected by the fire."