Two hospitalised after West Yorkshire flat fire

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Two people were hospitalised in West Yorkshire last night after the oven in a flat caught fire.

Firefighters donned breathing apparaus to enter the smoke-filled home in Skipton Road, Steeton, at around 9.45pm.

The crews from Silsden and Skipton used a hose reel to put out the flames before clearing the smoke using positive pressure ventilation.

A spokesman for West Yorkshire Fire Service said: "Two people were given oxygen therapy for smoke inhalation and taken to hospital by ambulance.

"Smoke detectors were fitted and working at the time of the incident."