Leeds & West Yorkshire

Bradford Fatal fire smoke alarm 'ignored'

A man was found dead in a house after a kitchen fire burned itself out and a smoke alarm had been sounding all night.

West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue said neighbours should look out for each other, after it emerged that the fire had started on Tuesday evening.

Crews were called to Beacon Road in Bradford at 11:42 BST on Wednesday.

Senior fire officers said prompt action on hearing the alarm could have saved the man's life.

An investigation by fire officers revealed that the fire was caused by a chip pan.

Craig McIntosh, of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, said: "We would urge people to look out for their neighbours.

"If you hear a smoke detector and you can't rule out the risk of fire, ring 999.

"In this case, it could have made a difference between life and death."

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