FIREFIGHTERS have been called out to tackle a blaze at a derelict former school.

Crews from Bradford, Stanningley and Dewsbury were called to Yorkshire Martyrs School, in Westgate Hill Street, Tong, at 6.40pm on Thursday.

It is not known how the fire started.

The school has been beset by arson attacks since the former Roman Catholic school closed in 2010 after a re-structuring by the Leeds Catholic Diocese.

In February last year, 25 per cent of the ground floor was damaged at the two storey building after a fire was believed to have been started deliberately.

It has previously been targeted by arsonists in 2011, when fire ripped through an old science block, and in March 2015, when someone broke into the building and set fire to materials inside.