A FIRE broke out at Yorkshire Water's sewage works last night. 

Firefighters from Rawdon, Shipley, Stanningley, Bradford and Fairweather Green, were called to the site, on Ainsbury Avenue, Esholt at around 9.45pm.

A conveyor belt and machinery were on fire inside the sewage works building. 

The cause of the fire is not yet clear and a fire investigator is due to go back to the scene today.

Firefighters used a large jet at the scene and were there for around four hours. 

Watch Commander John Senior, of Shipley fire station, said the site is still able to function as other things are in place, but the fire "caused quite a bit of damage". 

He described it as a "complex piece of machinery" which covers a large area. 

A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said: “A fire broke out at our Esholt site late last night, it was brought under control by the fire service and there were no injuries. There is a skip on site that is still smouldering - it is being closely monitored and will be escalated to the fire service if there is a cause for concern.

"We are working closely with the fire investigator to determine the cause of the fire and review processes.”

The spokesperson said the fire investigator has classed it as an accident and is working to determine the cause.