A man is in critical condition in hospital following a house fire in Fenham.
Emergency services were called to an address on Wingrove Road, Newcastle, after reports of a fire at around 2:46am.
The fire service sent six pumping appliances, one command unit and an aerial ladder platform to the scene, as well as 33 firefighters.
The male occupant was taken to the RVI and enquiries are ongoing to establish what caused the fire.
Neighbours say they woke up "shocked" by the news: