Leeds & West Yorkshire

Leeds house fire leaves man dead

Fire-damaged house in Farnley
Image caption Fire crews were called to the property, at Bawn Vale in Farnley, at about 04:00 GMT

A man has died in a fire at a house in Leeds, West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service has confirmed.

The fire service said two crews were called to the three-storey property at Bawn Vale, Farnley, at about 04:00 GMT. The house was found to be well alight.

Firefighters discovered the body of the man after a search of the property.

West Yorkshire Police said it was conducting a joint investigation with the fire service into the cause of the blaze.

People living in two adjoining houses have had to leave their homes while the damaged property is secured, a fire service spokesman said.

It was too early to say what had caused the fire, he added.

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