A man and a woman arrested on suspicion of arson after a large fire in Sunderland have been bailed.
Around fifty firefighters were involved in tackling the fire on Friday night in the Southwick area of the city.
They were called to the the community link furniture store building - which was a former bingo hall. The building has now been made safe..
Fifty firefighters tackled the blaze at the old bingo hall in Southwick on Friday eveningRead the full story ›
The fire broke out on Friday evening at the Old Bingo Hall on Southwick Green in SunderlandRead the full story ›
A huge fire has broken out in Sunderland.
More than 50 firefighters are tackling the flames at what is thought to be the old bingo hall on Southwick Green.
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We currently have an ongoing incident in the #Southwick area. 9 appliances are attending a large fire in a building. More to follow
A further two specialist appliances have now been requested at the fire in #Southwick bringing our total up to 11 in attendance.
Twelve crews were called out this evening at around 6pm. They say no-one is inside the building, and that the fire will continue for some time.
Northumbria Police have said local roads have been closed to allow emergency services to respond, and that enquiries with the fire services are ongoing into the cause of the fire.
Fire crews have tackled a fire at a high rise block of flats in Newcastle.
Emergency services were called after 5pm to a fire on the 10th floor of Hexham House, Church Street in the Walker area.
24 firefighters were at the scene and 8 carried out a search of the premises.
Three people were checked over by ambulance teams, and two went to hospital for precautionary treatment.
Firefighters have extinguished a fire at the Swing Bridge in Newcastle.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue received a call at 1pm reporting a fire under the bridge. Three crews from Newcastle, including a fireboat crew, and a crew from Gateshead attended the scene.
It is not known how the fire started.
The fire involved approximately 25 square metres of wooden staves on a pontoon underneath the bridge. The fire service say it was quickly contained, and the last crew left the incident at 3.15pm after checking for any possible hotspots.
Newcastle Swing Bridge is still open to traffic despite fire crews tackling a fire underneath it.
The Port of the Tyne say traffic has been reduced to a single lane after fire crews were called to the scene.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service was called to the Swing Bridge at lunch time today after reports of smoke at the edge of the east end of the central jetty and smouldering in timbers underneath the bridge. Traffic across the bridge has been reduced to a single lane."
Fire crews are tackling a fire at the Swing Bridge in Newcastle.
Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue say about 25 square metres of wooden staves under the bridge are alight.
2 fire crews are at the scene, with a fire boat crew on standby.
14:06 #pickering. Crews have been called to a lineside fire near Levisham. NYFRS currently have 8 fire engines en route along with 1/2
2/2 all terrain vehicles. Crew are currently positioning themselves around the fire. Fire is approx. 1000 square meters.