Washing machine causes house fire

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An elderly woman was treated for smoke inhalation after her washing machine caught fire.

Fire crews from Morley and Cleckheaton attended the fire in Gladwin Street, Batley at around 11.15am today.

A washing machine had caught fire in the basement of the property, which led to the smoke alarm sounding.

The elderly lady occupant was treated by the ambulance service for smoke inhalation.