THE fire service has issued an update on a major blaze at an arson-hit building.

Crews scrambled to the former care home in the St Ives Estate just after 6.30pm on Tuesday. 

Multiple large jets, eight pumps, and an aerial appliance were used by the five stations in attendance at the derelict building.

West Yorkshire Police said a crime of arson had been recorded.

West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service has now confirmed it was a "deliberate ignition".

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Enquiries remain ongoing into the cause of the blaze between both the police and fire service.

Yesterday a spokesperson for the force said: "Anyone who has information or saw suspicious activity at the location at around 6.30pm on Tuesday, March 5, is asked to contact Bradford CID on 101 or online at referencing police crime reference 13240123883. 

"Information can also be given anonymously to the independent Crimestoppers charity on 0800 555 111."