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A local market in Stanley will go ahead on Saturday despite six nearby shops being set on fire.
One trader said the market, on Main Street, will go ahead as planned despite Front Street being closed for most of the day.
A firefighter has been taken to hospital while tackling a blaze which engulfed a row of shops.
More than 40 fire officers have been at the scene of the fire on Front Street in Stanley, County Durham from early this morning.
Police say they are treating it as arson.
Police say at one point, six buildings were on fire and that they are treating the fire as suspicious.
A firefighter, who was helping with the six-building fire in Stanley, has been taken to hospital with leg injuries.
Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has issued this statement as officers appeal for information about the suspicious fire in Stanley.
Police investigating a fire in Stanley are treating it as suspicious. At one point, six building were alight. Now, the fire is 'under control'.
Firefighters strike tonight between 6pm and 10pm. Today, a fire has broken out in Stanley and since then, Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has released this statement:
Firefighters from Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service have been at the scene of Front Street, Stanley, since 7am. The fire spread into shop units and 38 firefighters attended.
The fire comes ahead of industrial action by the Fire Brigades Union, which will take place as part of a national strike between 6pm and 10pm this evening.
38 firefighters are at the scene in Stanley where the shops on the Front Street are alight.
38 firefighters and three senior officers are at the scene of fire where a row of shops are alight on Front Street, Stanley.