FIREFIGHTERS were called after a cellar was broken into and set on fire.
The crew from Huddersfield fire station attended the blaze at a house in Manor Street, Newsome.
They were alerted to the fire by a neighbour at 4pm yesterday.
An intruder had forced entry into the cellar under the kitchen, which has external access.
The cellar was well alight when firefighters arrived. The items stored, including children’s toys and gardening equipment, were damaged.
The blaze was contained in the cellar and did not spread to the rest of the house.
The owner was away from the property at the time.
A fire station spokesman said that the crew were at the scene for an hour.
They used one hose reel, one breathing apparatus and a positive pressure ventilation fan, he said.