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Forty fire fighters battled with the blaze at Eaglescliffe. Flats had to be evacuated as flames spread towards people's homes.

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Redcar fire: court appearance

House fire in Charlotte Street, Redcar. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

A 44 year old man has appeared before magistrates on Teesside today (April 23) charged with arson with intent to endanger life.

Two fire engines were called to a house fire in Redcar in Charlotte Street on Monday. No one was injured.

He is due to appear next at Teesside Crown Court on the 7th May.

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Man arrested on suspicion of murder after house fire

A man's been arrested on suspicion of murder after a house fire in Gateshead.

A 53-year-old man suffered serious burns and died in hospital this morning, after the fire at a property on Redemarsh at around 6.30pm yesterday.

A 45-year-old man is being questioned by police.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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Fatal house fire in Middlesbrough

One person has died in a house fire in Middlesbrough this morning.

Police were called to the address in Burlam Road just after 10.20am today where they found the body of a person inside the house.

Officers do not believe that anyone else was inside the house at the time.

A joint investigation has been launched with the fire service to determine the cause of the fire.

Fire in Newcastle city centre

Fire fighters are currently tackling a blaze on Melbourne Street.

It's believed the fire has been contained to one area of a building and at the moment one woman has been taken to hospital with suspected smoke inhalation.

The road is closed from Trafalgar Square to Swan House roundabout but it's expected to open in the next hour.

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