THREE people - including two children - needed hospital treatment after a house fire in Otley this week.

The incident took place on The Crossways at about 1.30am on Wednesday, July 11 and caused extensive damage to a semi-detached house.

Fire crews from Cookridge, Rawdon and Ilkley were called out and helped one man and two boys, who a neighbour had helped climb out by pushing up a ladder, who had suffered smoke inhalation.

They received oxygen at the scene before being taken to Harrogate District Hospital by ambulance.

The family's American bulldog, Maisie, is understood to have died in the fire.

The firefighters used a hose reel, a large jet, two breathing apparatus and positive pressure ventilation to tackle the blaze, which they say affected '100 per cent' of the property.

The cause of the fire is still being investigated.

*More details to follow.