FIRE crews smashed down a door to tackle a blaze at a home in Brierley last night.

Two engines were called to Bretton Close, Brierley, at around 7.30pm after a neighbour called in when she heard the smoke alarm and spotted smoke coming out of the vents from the propery next door.

The crews broke down the door to battle the blaze and temporarily evacuated nearby homes as a safety precaution.

It is not yet known what caused the fire.