A MAN was taken to hospital after being rescued following a house fire.

Crews from Cleckheaton, Odsal and Raistrick attended the fire at a house on Field Top, Bailiff Bridge, at 11.20pm yesterday (Thursday, August 31).

The man was rescued from the property following the fire which started in the living room. He was then taken to hospital.

Four breathing apparatus and two hose reels were used by crews to tackle the blaze. 

The cause of the blaze is under investigation, added a Cleckheaton Fire Station spokesman.