Leeds & West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire Fire crews tackle fire at former pub

Rising Sun pub
Image caption Fire crews were called to the three-storey Rising Sun at 05:00 BST

About 50 firefighters tackled a blaze at a former pub, causing a road closure and bus diversions.

Fire crews were called to the three-storey Rising Sun on the A65 Kirkstall Road in Leeds, near to the junction with Willow Road, at about 05:00 BST.

The A65 was closed between Haddon Road and Willow Road and First West Yorkshire said its 508 and 670 services were being diverted.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service said the cause was under investigation.

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