FIREFIGHTERS are tackling a house fire in York.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service crews have been dealing with the blaze at a detached house in York Road, Haxby, since about 3.45pm.

Four crews are on scene - two from Huntington, one from York, and the aerial ladder unit from Harrogate - but a spokesman for the fire service said he could not yet confirm whether anybody had been injured in the fire.

North Yorkshire Police are also at the scene and attempting to control traffic in the area.

Cllr Tony Richardson was at the scene, and said the fire appeared to have been extinguished by about 5pm, and nobody appeared to have been hurt.

He said: "I would say there's probably a some substantial damage inside but it hasn't broken out through the building.

"Thankfully, everything's okay. Nobody was injured, it's just a fire by the looks of it."