AN ELDERLY woman has died in a flat fire in Ilkley.

The 89-year-old woman died in the blaze on Cowpasture Road this morning.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Police are now able to confirm that a fire in Ilkley today (Thursday) has sadly proved fatal.

"An 89-year-old woman died in the fire at an address in Cowpasture Road, which police were called to at 8.37am. Her family have been informed.

"Enquiries are continuing with the fire service to establish the circumstances of the blaze.

"Road closures are currently on and are likely to remain in place until later this afternoon."

It is believed that the affected building is a large three-storey terraced property with seven flats. The roof has been destroyed.

It is understood the Fire Service has managed to locate all the other residents.