A CIGARETTE sparked an early-hours house fire.

Firefighters from Bradford and Fairweather Green were called to Great Horton Road at around 3am, where a cigarette caused a mattress to set on fire.

A West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said a man suffered some burns to his hands and received treatment from paramedics at the scene.

It's thought he was then taken to hospital. 

The spokesman said it was a small fire and was confined to the mattress.