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A house has been gutted by fire in Luck Lane, Paddock.

Four fire engines worked to put out the blaze which caught hold at lunchtime today.

Nobody is thought to have been hurt.

The house on fire is opposite Huddersfield Grammar School and traffic on the road was affected by the fire.

Pupils were due to take GCSEs today and it is thought they may not have been be able to sit their exams.

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Fire out

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Firefighters still at work

What we know so far

One house directly opposite the entrance to Huddersfield Grammar School has been very badly damaged and it’s possible the one either side to it have also been damaged.
Former Huddersfield Grammar School pupil Michael Watson, 17, said: “At 12.30pm I was on my way down from Huddersfield New College and as I got near I saw big plumes of black smoke and thought ‘that doesn’t look good.’
“I phoned 999 and went round the back to see what was happening and several of us were trying to find out if anyone was inside the house. One lad kicked in the front door to rescue a small dog.”
Huddersfield Grammar School headteacher Tim Hoyle added: “We were warned about the smoke coming across the playing fields so we took the children inside. It seems there was no-one inside the houses.”

Scene in Luck Lane

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Pictures from the scene

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This picture was taken from Castle Hill
This picture was taken from Castle Hill (Image: Max Horn)