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Forty firefighters tackle Dunston pub blaze

disused Metz Public House

Forty firefighters have been tackling a blaze at the disused Metz Public House on Ravensworth Road, Dunston, Gateshead.

No one was inside the building.

“The fire appears to have started in the roof space of the building. Due to the size, location and extent of the fire crews faced difficult conditions and acted quickly to get the fire under control and to prevent it from spreading.

"The fire was tackled from above using the Aerial Ladder Platform and on the ground using jets. Two teams of three firefighters wearing specialist breathing apparatus entered the building to stop the fire spreading.

"I would like to thank the emergency services and the local authority who worked well together in tackling the incident."

– Group Manager Mark Gerrard, Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service

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Gateshead homes evacuated after "shell" is found

Homes in the Dunston area of Gateshead remain empty after residents were ordered to leave.

It happened after a suspected explosive shell was found in an outhouse shortly after 11am.

Cordon is set up around homes where a suspect explosive shell was found. Credit: ITV News
These homes in Dunston have been evacuated. Credit: ITV News

Dunston Football Club wrecked in suspected arson attack

It is thought vandals broke into the ground yesterday and set fire to the main stand. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

The main stand at Dunston Football Club in Gateshead has almost been destroyed in a suspected arson attack.

It is thought vandals broke into the ground yesterday and set fire to the main stand. Seats melted in the blaze.

More than £20,000 worth of damage has been caused.

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